Problem with file listbox

This is a discussion on Problem with file listbox within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I am looking to filter out all file types from the listbox (send the LB_DIR message) but "*.html". I set ...

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    Problem with file listbox

    I am looking to filter out all file types from the listbox (send the LB_DIR message) but "*.html". I set this as one of the params of SendMessage, but when I ran the program, it also filtered out all of the dirs so I couldn't "go through" the hdd. How could I use this *.html filter but also have the directory folders still show up? Thanks...

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    Maybe there is a way to do it with LB_DIR.
    But I've always done it with FindFirstFile and FindNextFile.
    You can put them in a linked list and then add them to the listbox.
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    Garf, if you want an open file dialog, then use the custom windows one. There's nothing to be gained from reinveting the wheel

    Go to MSDN and look up GetOpenFileName().

    Its a bit of a mare to configure, but when it's right it works like a dream

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    >> There's nothing to be gained from reinveting the wheel <<

    Yes, that's true...

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    You could add everything and then at the end remove the ones that are not folders or .html files.

    Use SendMessage() with LB_GETITEMTEXT and ListView_GetItemCount()
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    Originally posted by novacain
    You could add everything and then at the end remove the ones that are not folders or .html files.

    Use SendMessage() with LB_GETITEMTEXT and ListView_GetItemCount()
    Yes, I might have to do this.
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    Really garf...It's much simpler, and much nicer on your user to use GetOpenFilename()

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