Common Dialog Box in C#?

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    Common Dialog Box in C#?

    Hi, can anyone recommend a good example site or provide an example on how to use a common dialog box in C#? The one on MSDN is confusing to me.

    My program processes .csv files. My goal is to be able to point my program to a directory file which holds the .csv files at the start of the program. Also, I want the user to be able to choose the directory where the program outputs the processed output.

    Thank You.
    Steve

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    Code:
    [STAThread]
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
    	using (FolderBrowserDialog dialog = new FolderBrowserDialog())
    	{
    		//Set the root folder
    		dialog.RootFolder = Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop;
    
    		//Set the currently selected directory
    		dialog.SelectedPath = Environment.CurrentDirectory;
    
    		//Do you want to allow the user to create folders in this dialog?
    		dialog.ShowNewFolderButton = true;
    
    		//A meaningful description
    		dialog.Description = "This is a description";
    
    		if(dialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
    			MessageBox.Show(dialog.SelectedPath);
    	}
    }
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Thank you pianorain.

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    Pianorain: How can I specify a specific file to use, rather then just a folder?

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    You'll want to use the OpenFileDialog class.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Thank you.

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