create a dialog box to open folder: how to?

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    create a dialog box to open folder: how to?

    Hi!
    i wanna create a dialog box to open folder (when the user clicks on OK the box will give me the path).I know how to create a classic "open.." box with OPENFILENAME and GetOpenFilename but I want to do this with folders and I don't know how to.

    xcuse my mistakes but i'm not american or english

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    You'll have to look up SHBrowseForFolder(). Unfortunately, it's not as simple to use as the common control file open dialog, but if you do a search on MSDN you should find some example code.

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    thank you I think I can understand hiw it does work, but do you know which ".h" I have to add to use this function?

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    Try shlobj.h.

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    So it does work!! Thank you!!

    But now I've the path, I want to have a list of files and folders in that path. I've searched in the msdn of course and I'm my docs but no way. Does someone know how to do that?

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    I'm not sure if there is a specific function, but you could recursively use FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile() for all files and directories starting at the path obtained from SHBrowseForFolder().

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