How hard would this be? I finally found my longhorn disk, and I'm just starting to get into programming. But, I would like to take longhorns explorer and try to mimic it in Vista, if I get good, I would like to make an Explorer for Vista the resembles the longhorn concept video.
well a rather over-simplified start is to say that the "file Explorer" is just an app...
IMHO if you want to make a good one you will have a lot to do.
some of the high points:
1) disk and directory processing
you need a good code base on how to manage the views of directories, tree , flat , details and so on...
2) UI experience
how will you build the UI? will you use WPF?
to make the app run well it will need to break up the work into a number of worker threads.
4) System Shell api related
for example double click on a word file -- how that runs word.
5) tuning and optimising the working app
6) test and debug.
Thank you for replying.
One question. If I decided to do the shell or explorer in WPF, what other programming languages am I going to need?