shell32:shlfileop - interactive dialogs on Windows Vista

Reece Dunn msclrhd at
Tue Jan 29 12:22:36 CST 2008

On 27/01/2008, Reece Dunn <msclrhd at> wrote:
> Hi,
> One of the new features of Windows Vista is to bring up dialogs
> whenever you are copying files, moving files, etc. to ask the user
> what behaviour they want (e.g. move and replace; don't move; move, but
> keep both files).
> This makes it more user friendly, but for the Wine tests, it means that:
>  - on XP the shlfileop tests run and pass eithout any user interaction;
>  - on Vista, the shlfileop tests bring up several of those dialog prompts.
> I haven't yet looked at the tests to see what they are doing, or at
> the MSDN documentation to see if this would break things (i.e. if the
> program selected copy & replace, but the user said don't copy).
> Does anyone have any ideas how to get these working without user
> interaction (or if that is at all possible)?

Any ideas?

Also, the length of the timeout period in the Wine Test Shell should
be increased to cater for the timeout in several tests that do
eventually pass (see the previous e-mail sent about this).

- Reece

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