dialogue box code - more help needed please

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    dialogue box code - more help needed please

    Hi, I got some help when I asked about this a couple weeks ago, but it's difficult, I need the code for browsing files/folders.
    I've sorted out the Get/SetCurrentDirectory, I've also been able to get it to show the files in the current folder, I've also played around with the (\\ and .. ) but I still can't get the hang of going up the tree and down again.

    This is more or less what I've got/think at the moment;

    1)GetCurrentDirectory
    2)Somehow parse that and put extra backslashes -thats one of the hard bits for me.
    3)Send that to FindFirstFIle / FindNextFile
    4)Separate directories from foders using the File attributes thing -I can just about do that.
    5)I was also going to make some sort of copy of the directories names into an array so that to do a new search (go to another directory) I could just put in the array number for that folder, thats because I'm using a console at the moment, (I can't just click on it).

    Thanks

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    What is the end result you are trying to achieve?

    gg

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    Is this some kind of file searcher? If not, then please explain.

    If so, then why not just use a recursive routine using findfirst/findnext? It would be simplest way to do it.

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    sorry I won't be able to say all i want as I'm just about out of connection time.
    I'm trying to do just a normal explorer browse thing, I think I've got a way of doing it now though, I think I could just get by with adding strings together, when you get to the top of a tree and you want to look in another folder just add that as a string to the FindFirst/FindNext.
    Thanks though

    ps I think I kind if just called it a file search, it is sort of like searching files?

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