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ShellBreadCrumbBar Class

Embeds the native Windows BreadCrumbBar control into a .NET component.
Inheritance Hierarchy

Namespace:  Jam.Shell
Assembly:  ShellBrowser (in ShellBrowser.dll) Version: 7.1
public class ShellBreadCrumbBar : Control, 
	IShellControl, IShellControlConnectorTarget, ISupportInitialize, ISupportInitializeNotification

The ShellBreadCrumbBar type exposes the following members.

Public methodShellBreadCrumbBar
Initializes a new instance of the Jam.Shell.ShellBreadCrumbBar class.
Public methodShellBreadCrumbBar(ShellAddressBar)
Constructor for creating a ShellBreadCrumbBar instance.
Public propertyAbsoluteItemIdList
Gets or sets the displayed path.
Public propertyAutomaticRefresh
Gets or sets if breadcrumbs should be refreshed according to filesystem changes.
Public propertyBackColor
Gets or sets the background color for the control.
(Overrides ControlBackColor.)
Public propertyBackgroundImage
Gets or sets the background image.
(Overrides ControlBackgroundImage.)
Public propertyBackgroundImageLayout
Gets or sets the layout for background image.
(Overrides ControlBackgroundImageLayout.)
Public propertyCanOverflow
Determines if control supports overflow.
Protected propertyDefaultSize
Gets the default size of the control.
(Overrides ControlDefaultSize.)
Public propertyEditor
Gets the editor component.
Public propertyForeColor
Gets or sets the forecolor .
(Overrides ControlForeColor.)
Public propertyImeMode
Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control.
Public propertyIsInitialized
Gets a value indicating whether the component is initialized.
Public propertyMaxDropDownCount
Gets or sets the number of items that should be displayed inside drop-down menu without vertical scrollbar.
Public propertyMinOverflowButtonCount
Gets or sets the minimum number of buttons that should be shown when control is in overflow mode.
Public propertyMinOverflowButtonWidth
Gets or sets the minimum button width in pixels if control is in overflow mode.
Public propertyOverflowThreshold
Gets or sets the minimum space in pixels between right side and last breadcrumb before overflow is started.
Public propertyPath
Gets or sets the displayed path.
Public propertyProgress
Gets or sets the current progress value.
Public propertyProgressMax
Gets or sets the maximum value of the progress bar.
Public propertyProgressMin
Gets or sets the minimum value of the progress bar.
Public propertyRightToLeft
Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.
(Overrides ControlRightToLeft.)
Public propertyRootedAt
Gets or sets the root breadcrumb.
Public propertyShellControlConnector
Connects this control to a ShellControlConnector component, which allows to synchronize several shell controls.
Public propertyShowErrorMessages
Gets or sets if error messages should be shown.
Public propertyShowHidden
Is set to 'true', hidden elements will also be shown.
Public propertySpecialFolder
Gets or sets the special folder.
Public propertyTabIndex
Gets or sets the tab order of the control within its container.
Public propertyTabStop
Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give the focus to this control using the TAB key.
Public propertyText
Gets the current displayed address for screenreaders.
(Overrides ControlText.)
Public methodBeginInit
Signals the object that initialization is starting.
Protected methodCanNavigate
Called, before the ShellList displays a new folder. Calls the CanNavigate(Object, ItemIdList) implementation if assigned.
Public methodEndInit
Signals the object that initialization is complete.
Public methodFolderChanged
Changes the displayed folder in all connected controls. The Edit-Mode is left.
Public methodFullRefresh
Triggers a full refresh for all connected controls.
Public methodGoUp
Move in all connected controls from the current to the parent folder.
Protected methodOnBeforePathChange
Not implemented.
Protected methodOnCreateControl (Overrides ControlOnCreateControl.)
Protected methodOnFontChanged
Raises the FontChanged event.
(Overrides ControlOnFontChanged(EventArgs).)
Protected methodOnHandleCreated
Raises the HandleCreated event.
(Overrides ControlOnHandleCreated(EventArgs).)
Public methodRefresh(RefreshLevel)
This method indicates that the control should perform a refresh of its contents.
Public methodRefresh(RefreshLevel, ItemIdList)
This method indicates that the control should perform a refresh of its contents.
Protected methodScaleControl
Scales a control's location, size, padding and margin.
(Overrides ControlScaleControl(SizeF, BoundsSpecified).)
Public methodSelectedFileChange
Changes the displayed file in all connected controls.
Protected methodSetBoundsCore
Performs the work of setting the specified bounds of this control.
(Overrides ControlSetBoundsCore(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, BoundsSpecified).)
Public methodSmartRefresh
Triggers a smart refresh for all connected controls.
Public eventBackgroundImageChanged
Occurs when the BackgroundImage property changes.
Public eventBackgroundImageLayoutChanged
Occurs when the BackgroundImageLayout property changes.
Public eventEditModeEnter
Occurs if edit mode is entered.
Public eventEditModeLeave
Occurs if edit mode is left.
Public eventForeColorChanged
Occurs when the ForeColor property changes.
Public eventImeModeChanged
Occurs when the ImeMode property changes.
Public eventInitialized
Occurs when initialization of the component is completed.
Public eventPaint
This member is not meaningful for this control.
Public eventPathChanged
Occurs if AbsoluteItemIdList has changed.
Public eventRightToLeftChanged
Occurs when the RightToLeft property value changes.
Public eventTabIndexChanged
Occurs when the TabIndex property value changes.
Public eventTextChanged
Occurs when the Text property changes.
Extension Methods
Public Extension MethodHandleNeeded
A Control extension method that ensures that the handle for a control is created.
(Defined by ExtensionMethods.)
Public Extension MethodScaledPixels
An extension method for controls: It scales the passed pixels according to the current dpi the control is displayed with.
(Defined by ExtensionMethods.)
Public Extension MethodScaleFont
A Control extension method that scales font according to the passed factor.
(Defined by ExtensionMethods.)

This class provides a breadcrumb navigation known from the Windows Explorer. It uses the same theming whereby it has the look-and-feel of the current Windows version it is running on. Please note that this control cannot be used directly as it is embedded in ShellAddressBar.

The ShellBreadCrumbBar provides a drop-down menu when clicking on the drop-down portion of a breadcrumb item. The maximum number of items can be changed using MaxDropDownCount. Per default hidden items are also display. This can be changed using ShowHidden.

The control contains a progress bar in the background like the native BreadCrumbBar which can be used to inform the user about a long lasting operation. The progress range can be configured by using ProgressMin and ProgressMax. The progress has to be set by Progress.

The control always tries to ensure the readability of the path. If the path is too long and some breadcrumbs at the end cannot be displayed properly, the control starts hiding breadcrumbs at the front of path. This feature is called "overflow". Overflow can be enabled or disabled using CanOverflow and highly customized using OverflowThreshold, MinOverflowButtonCount and MinOverflowButtonWidth.

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