Behavior of SHChangeNotify

Andrew Eikum aeikum at
Fri Jun 24 14:55:18 CDT 2011

On 06/24/2011 12:27 PM, Jay Yang wrote:
> To try to implement copy-paste for shell folders, I used SHFileOperation for the actual copy. SHFileOperation calls SHChangeNotify to notify listeners about changes to the file system. But I noticed that the shell view would not update correctly if it was at 'C:\' but it would if it was at '/home/user_name/.wine/drive_c/'. In the end I traced this to the fact that in the first case the shell view calls SHChangeNotifyRegister with a pidl of the form<Desktop|My Computer|C:>  while SHFileOperation is using SHChangeNotify to send a notification to those listeners registered on pidls of the form<Desktop|/|home|user_name|.wine|drive_c>. This makes it such that the shell view doesn't always get the notifications it expects. I can think of a couple of ways to fix this.
> 1. Have SHChangeNotifyRegister normalize all file system pidls to ones rooted in the unixfs.
> 2. Have the shell view register on a unixfs pidl.
> I would like to know if either of these is a good solution, or if there are better solutions. I can also write a quick test to demonstrate the problem if necessary.

I ran into a similar problem with IShellFolder::AddFolder. That's commit 
0a55ec2c9e1dc5fd0b99ad1202fd7849b0187808 which was for Bug 18606. Maybe 
that will help you? Just popped into my head when I saw your email...


More information about the wine-devel mailing list