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ShellBrowser .NET Components v5.4

Native Explorer Shell Controls for .NET


Enhance Your .NET Application with Explorer Functions

The ShellBrowser .NET Components is a set of UI controls that look and behave exactly like the Windows Explorer. In short: You can use them to integrate explorer components in your applications or even build your own explorer.

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The Visual Studio components imitate the corresponding parts of the Windows Explorer, including correct icons with overlays, the Explorer context menu, thumbnails, details, virtual folders and shell extensions. All components offer full .NET drag and drop support.

The ExplorerBrowser is a wrapped system component including a configurable Windows File Explorer window.

File Preview functionality is available using the ShellFilePreview. It enables users of your app to see the content of files without opening them. The ThumbnailImage component displays thumbnails of the selected file instead.

The ShellControlConnector control enables you to synchronize multiple shell controls without a line of code.

The non-visible ShellBrowser control gives you easy access to frequently used shell functionality, the ShellChangeNotifier informs you about relevant shell operations.

Interesting sample projects and a detailed help file are included.

All components are written in C# but can be used in all Visual Studio languages (like C#, VB.NET, and C++).

The ShellBrowser .NET Components are royalty free and involves no runtime fees. Download our Visual Studio components today!

The ShellBrowser .NET Components is also available as native VCL version for Borland Delphi and C++ Builder version.

C# download is what you are looking for? You want to try out our .NET Components but do not own Visual Studio? Simply download the free Visual Studio Express directly from Microsoft and get started with the ShellBrowser Components!


Coming Soon

ShellBrowser WPF Components

Integrate Windows Explorer features in your Windows Presentation Foundation apps.

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Compatible with

Supported IDEs

  • Visual Studio 2005 or higher
  • .NET Framework 2.0 or higher

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 - 2016

(32 and 64 Bit)