I am looking to have an application that is very similar to Windows Explorer (or an DLL reference object that look like Windows Explorer that I can use/interact with through VBA). The specifical feature I want to have is that when the application is displaying a folder and its subwoofers, I can type In a text box and the list of sub folders are filtered according to the key word(s) I am typing. So I can navigate the folder treelist quickly (I do have folders that contain many sub folders). I have tried so far using objects such as "Scripting.FileSystemObject", and using Dir() function in VBA - all work well when I tried to get listing of folders in local drive, however, it becomes much slower when the application is trying to getting folder/file listing from network drive) and the experience is different from opening Windows Explorer. My impression (could be not so accurate) is that Windows Explorer allows on-line and off-line modes switching seemlessly in the background and the user will feel that WE is providing quick response (using buffered information?) when click/open a folder, and in the mean time, it tries to get updated information from the network. The closest thing I can get is using the "FileDialog" object - it shows similar interface as WE, but it does not allow listed sub-folders to be exposed to users.
For this project, a possible starting point would be to demonstrate that you know how to interact with the treelist view control in Windows explorer. Alternative approache will be very welcome also.
About the recuiterMember since Sep 28, 2017 Evelyn Allen
from Georgia, United States