Enhanced column header controls take advantage of the extensive use of file properties in Windows Vista. With the enhanced column header controls, you can more easily manage the large numbers of files that may be shown in an Explorer or within your Search Results. The new column header controls have drop-down menus, which can display all of the values across any of the columns of information associated with your files.
Enhanced column header controls enable you to customize the view of your content in Windows Vista Explorers.
For example, choosing the Type column header control will display a list of all the different types of files in your folder. Using simple check boxes, you can choose only files of the specific type you want to see. Selecting HTML Document and XLS File types will filter out all of the other file types on the screen leaving only those files that are HTML Documents or spreadsheets.