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The SalientFileUtility library contains a variety of classes to make working with files in .NET straightforward, saving you from writing complex code against obselete APIs and delving into the messy world of P/Invoke.

  • Use standard Windows icons for files
  • Store objects as XML files or in isolated storage
  • Manage concurrent access to objects stored as XML
  • Work with and convert 8.3 format filenames
  • Compare paths and find parent directories
  • .NET Component Model support for Drag'n'Drop development in Visual Studio
  • See the Download page for a .NET 1.1 version of SalientLibrary
  • XML Serialisation , XML Serialization , Persistence , Long File Name , Short File Name , File Icons , Compare Path , Parent Path , FileSystemInfo , FileInfo , DirectoryInfo

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The QuickStart guide (a PDF file) explains how to start out using SalientFileUtility. It includes examples showing how to perform common tasks and is usually the best place to start! Click the PDF Icon to the right to open the guide in a new window.

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The Documentation for SalientFileUtility is in the form of a Help file and contains full details of how to use all functions. Click the icon on the right to access the online version of the help file.

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Release Notes

The Release Notes file for SalientFileUtility contains the version history and shows the full version details for the product. Click the icon on the right to access the online version of the release notes file.

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The Download file for SalientFileUtility contains all you will need to use the trial version, and can be unlocked by purchasing a license. Click the icon on the right to go to the download page.

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