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This is a discussion on dialog box within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi, im having problems browsing for folders in my application. Firstly using visual studio i could do this no probs, ...

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    hi, im having problems browsing for folders in my application. Firstly using visual studio i could do this no probs, but its not the compiler im using , im using borland c++ builder 6. Using the standard dialog boxes it provided i can do everything wen i comes to files but i cant select folders! Ive been trying for ages now and am no nearer to solving this. ive seen SHBrowseForFolder but i cnt get this to work and im wondering if it would inside of borland. Could anyone pass on maybe some advice?

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    Some advice: use a portable library like wxWidgets, so that it works under Borland and MS compilers, and under Linux and Mac, too.
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    i would just like to start off small first and make a basic one. Im not that good so i dont wanna get too fancy

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    GetOpenFileName()?

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    ive never used GetOpenFileName() before so i resorted to a bit of googling. does this only work for files and not for opening folders tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastitprogram View Post
    ive never used GetOpenFileName() before so i resorted to a bit of googling. does this only work for files and not for opening folders tho?
    You betcha. You can specify what sort of file you are seeking as one of its parameters. I like it better than screwing with the shell functions. But whatever floats your boat. They both get the job done.

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