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Adding Web Browser Favorites List

    Question

  • Hello,

    I have created a web browser in Visual C# Express. I set up two buttons, one labeled "Favorites" and the other labeled "Add".
    I also set up a new settings variable via Project -> Properties -> Settings Name   FavoriteList                           
    Type  
    System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection   (Browser and locate this type)
    Scope    User         
    Value   http://www.yahoo.com (to begin the list with at least one item)

    My question is how do I code the buttons to the FavoriteList, with the "Favorite" button having a drop down menu, and the "Add" button adding a current URL to the list?

    I'm a beginner with C#, so please be patient with me.

    Thank you all in advance,
    Justin   
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:44 PM

Answers

  • To add favorites, you need to create internet shortcuts using IShellLink in the user's favorites folder. To display you need to read from the folder and use IShellLink to parse it.

    Search online or ask in a shell programming newsgroup if you need help in using IShellLink.
    MFCIE is a sample that demonstrates building a favorite dropdown menu.

    Please mark the post answered your question as the answer, and mark other helpful posts as helpful.
    Visual C++ MVP
    • Marked as answer by Harry Zhu Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:02 AM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:48 PM