Shell Control Pack VCL 2
Version 2.3.81 for Delphi and C++ Builder
(Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7)

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Full Unicode Support
TPTOpenDlg running on Japanese Windows
The underlying VCL has been extended to support Unicode strings on Delphi and C++Builder platforms prior to 2009, and use Delphi 2009's built-in Unicode support on that platform.

New UPTUnicode unit includes utilities and classes that enable this support.

Unicode support extends to the dialogs, TPTOpenDlg, TPTSaveDlg and TPTFolderBroweDlg.

Compatible with (but does not require) other Unicode libraries such as Troy Wolbrink's Tnt Controls.

Thumbnail View in TPTShellList control
TPTShellList control thumbnail viewThe customizable thumbnail view shows mini-document previews in the TPTShellList control itself.

Thumbnails can be accessed independently of the TPTShellList control with the new TPTShellThumbnail class.

All image processing is delegated to the Windows Shell, so thumbnail processing does not bloat your applications with large amounts of image processing code.

Now 30%-80% Faster!
The Shell Control Pack VCL was already one of the fastest shell libraries avaiable. Now it is even faster! For very large folders the improvement can be as much as 80%.

New Events
Events for customising shell menus.
Customized context menu
Events for customising Ole drag-and-drop behaviour.

New Example Projects
Getting started is even easier than before, with a new set of example projects showing typical use cases.

Enhanced Visual Functionality
Overlay icon handler support, as used by (for example) TortoiseSVN and TortoiseCVS.

Visual distinction of Compressed and Encrypted files Compressed and encrypted files

Overlay icon handler support
Enhanced Design-Time Functionality
Common settings are available via right-click in the IDE.

Controls can be linked together with 2-clicks!

TPTShellList design-time menu

Localisation Into 23 Languages
Many strings used by the Shell Control Pack VCL Version 2 controls are loaded directly from the running Operating System, and will be localised in the Operating System's language.

For strings not loaded from the Operating System, we provide localistion files for 23(!) languages; Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

Localisations are provided as Delphi compatible UTF7-encoded include files and Unicode CSV files you can import into whatever localisation tool you use.

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