(PyIDL, int) = SHParseDisplayName(Name, Attributes , BindCtx )

Translates a display name into a shell item identifier


Name : str

Display name of a shell item, such as a file path

Attributes : int

Bitmask of shell attributes to retrieve, combination of shellcon.SFGAO_*

BindCtx=None : PyIBindCtx

Bind context, can be None


Accepts keyword args

Requires XP or later

Return Value

Returns the item id list and any requested attribute flags