GetOpenFileName common dialog - What about the folder select dialog?

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    GetOpenFileName common dialog - What about the folder select dialog?

    Is there an easy method for bringing up the standard dialog to pick a directory (tree view) that most programs, including explorer, use? I like the simplicity of GetOpenFileName and the OPENFILENAME struct.

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    Look at SHBrowseForFolder function. Although thats doesn't have the same look as the standard file dialog, so maybe not what you want.

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    My function:
    Code:
    	Error BrowseForFolder(CWnd* pParentWnd, const Strings::CStringEx& strTitle, bool /*bLastFolder*/, Strings::CStringEx& strFolder, bool bEdit)
    	{
    		BROWSEINFO bi;
    		TCHAR Buffer[MAX_PATH];
    		ZeroMemory(Buffer, MAX_PATH);
    		ZeroMemory(&bi, sizeof(bi));
    		bi.hwndOwner = pParentWnd ? pParentWnd->m_hWnd : NULL;
    		bi.pszDisplayName = Buffer;
    		bi.lpszTitle = strTitle.get();
    		bi.ulFlags = bEdit ? BIF_EDITBOX : 0 | BIF_NEWDIALOGSTYLE | BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS | BIF_SHAREABLE;
    		LPCITEMIDLIST pFolder = SHBrowseForFolder(&bi);
    		if (pFolder == NULL) return ERROR_CANCEL;
    		if (! SHGetPathFromIDList(pFolder, Buffer) ) return ERROR_BAD_PATH;
    		strFolder = Buffer;
    		return (Error)ERROR_SUCCESS;
    	}
    Hope it makes sense and helps you.
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    Thanks

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