CMFCShellTreeCtrl fails to handle some UNC pathnames correctly - by Steve Wolf

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ID 781379 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/14/2013 11:52:02 AM
Access Restriction Public


CMFCShellTreeCtrl fails to select a UNC pathname which differs in case from what the network believes is correct.

e.g. if you have a machine WOLF with a share Files, then:

CMFCShellTreeCtrl m_treectrl;
m_treectrl.SelectPath("\\wolf\files");  // FAILS
m_treectrl.SelectPath("\\WOLF\Files");  // Succeeds

In general, the SelectPath(string, BOOL) member function is incredibly finicky, and can also fail for other nominally valid pathnames if they're not presented in canonical form.

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Posted by Microsoft on 3/15/2013 at 2:21 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 3/14/2013 at 12:50 PM
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Posted by Steve Wolf on 3/14/2013 at 11:58 AM
I attached the .cpp of the work-around. I cannot add the .h of the work-around due to this site's policy to disallow .h files. Oversight?
Posted by Steve Wolf on 3/14/2013 at 11:56 AM
What in the 9 hells is wrong with the maintainers of this website that all formatting is destroyed when I try to submit a problem description or a work-around! Is this 1980 or 2013?!