CBFS Shell

Formerly ShellBoost, a library that allows .NET developers to extend and customize Windows Explorer with Virtual Folders, Custom Menus, and more!

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CBFS Shell

Windows Explorer Customization

CBFS Shell allows you to create a custom experience for your users and define how they interact with files and folders from Windows Explorer. With the help of a Shell Namespace Extension you can fully customize the user experience. CBFS Shell is provided as an easy-to-use library that simplifies a wide variety of customization tasks. Supported operations include:

Virtual Folders

CBFS Shell can be used to easily create and manage virtual folders with the help of a Shell Namespace Extension. When a user navigates into a virtual folder, the data is presented as a tree of folders and files, just like any other folder.

Additional Views and Visual Information

The Shell's namespace graphical representation also includes other visual information such as:

  • Details View, List View, and Icon View
  • Thumbnails and Tooltips
  • Property Pages
  • Toolbars and Ribbons

Complete Navigation and Menu Options

CBFS Shell allows your application to handle many standard end-user actions on files and folders, such as:

  • Context Menus (with standard or specific items)
  • Copy, Paste, Cut, Delete, Link, Drag and Drop
  • Go To, Backward, Forward, Level Up, Level Down
  • Grouping and Filtering
  • Searching

Custom Columns

CBFS Shell allows you to customize which columns are visible within the detail view of Windows Explorer. Choose from many pre-defined options or create your own columns. CBFS Shell allows you to present items within a folder in a way that best fits your specific use case.


Supported Platforms

.NET

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  • Support for .NET Framework 4.6.2 - 4.8.



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CBFS Shell

Formerly ShellBoost, a library that allows .NET developers to extend and customize Windows Explorer with Virtual Folders, Custom Menus, and more!