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Code sample and/or tutorial please

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I thought this would be simple but..

I need to monitor a folder on a Windows 98 and up PC for new files and
perform events with the files in a windows system tray application (runs
in the background). For some reason I am having trouble with the watcher
component and getting it to cooperate.


Nov 21 '05 #1
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Perhaps some detail is in order...

"scorpion53061" <ad***@nospampleasekjmsolutions.com> wrote in message
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I thought this would be simple but..

I need to monitor a folder on a Windows 98 and up PC for new files and
perform events with the files in a windows system tray application (runs
in the background). For some reason I am having trouble with the watcher
component and getting it to cooperate.

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Hi,

Only supported on Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT Workstation
4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows
Server 2003 family

Ken
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"scorpion53061" <ad***@nospampleasekjmsolutions.com> wrote in message
news:e3**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I thought this would be simple but..

I need to monitor a folder on a Windows 98 and up PC for new files and
perform events with the files in a windows system tray application (runs
in the background). For some reason I am having trouble with the watcher
component and getting it to cooperate.

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Hi,

If you really need Windows 9.x support, you will have to write your own file
watcher. The built-in .NET class only works with OSs derived from Windows
NT.

Dick

--
Richard Grier (Microsoft Visual Basic MVP)

See www.hardandsoftware.net for contact information.

Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 3rd
Edition ISBN 1-890422-27-4 (391 pages) published February 2002.
Nov 21 '05 #4

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