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Customizing CFileDialog

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- I want my users to be able to change or pick directories by using a customized CFileDialog. To me this means: I want to turn the CFileDialog into a -let's call it a-  'CFolderDialog'. This CFolderDialog should not show files, but folders only.

- a related question:
Every article I've read about 'customizing the CFileDialog'  emphasizes on adding controls to the thing, not on how to remove them. E.g. I would like to hide the "Files of type" edit control. How to get its control ID?
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Hi,
You can call following method to hide the "file type" control in your CFolderDialog::OnInitDialog()
CFolderDialog::OnInitDialog()
{
 CFileDialog::OnInitDialog();
 /// other code
 CWnd* pParent = GetParent();
 /// cmb1 is the resource ID of the "File Type " combo box.
 /// the other combo box has ID of cmb2
 CWnd* c8 = pParent->GetDlgItem(cmb1);
 c8->ShowWindow(SW_HIDE);
 }

I hope it will work.
In fact there is a tricky way to get control ID's of all the controls in the CFileDialog class. If you want, I will give you that.
For other parameter settings, I hope you are using various flags given in the CFileDialog constructor.

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