August 7, 1999

Provide a free preview of Office Documents

NOTE that this tip requires Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 95/NT 4.0 + Active Desktop.If your application must do a lot of work with Office documents, then chances are that

Display the Find system dialog

If you ever needed to programmatically enable your users to search for files, you certainly found useful the possibility of reusing the system Find dialog integrated in the Start menu

Determine whether a folder is shared

The Windows shell provides a simple way to detect whether a given folder is shared or not. You must call the SHGetFileInfo() API function and analyze the way it fills