The NetworkPlaces class is one of many that SHELL32 exposes through its exported DllGetClass function. Instances can therefore be created using such well-documented COM functions as CoCreateInstance, by anyone who knows the CLSID:

CLSID_NetworkPlaces {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

The class implements the following interfaces (in the SHELL32 version 6.00 from Windows Vista):

Note that several of these interfaces are acquired by aggregating a RegFolder object.


The NetworkPlaces class is implemented in SHELL32 version 4.00 and higher.