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Select Computer dialogue box - which call?

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What is the API call for the "Select Computer" dialog, which can be found e.g. in the Registry Editor (Registry | Select Computer... from menu)?

I know there are API calls for connecting resources (disks/printers) over a network with WNetConnectionDialog and WNetDisconnectDialog, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for. There is a function called NetQueryDisplayInformation which I wonder is what I'm looking for, but I get 'Undeclared identifier:...' when I try using it.
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I suggest you to take a look at the Delphi Super Page where you'll find the BrowseFolder component that enables you to choose computers/directories and use UNC path-names. It's free.


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I found two browse components and tested them, and while they are very similar to what I'm looking for there still persist a small problem. One of these components (TBrowseDirectoryDlg) has the ability to "root" itself at the network level, and setting a selection of only computers is also possible. This is all good, but I found no way of getting the information from the dialog of *which* computer was selected. The OnSelChanged event returns an empty string when I select a computer (but a path when a directory is selected).
This is also the case with the other component, i.e. the selection string is empty when a computer is selected. So maybe its not the components that are the problem but the ShellObject unit. I myself use Delphi 2.0 (no upgrade), but the SHLOBJ.DCU comes with Delphi 2.01. I used a custom SHLOBJ replacement, which I understand is all right.
Bottom line is, and I repeat this, that I need to reproduce the dialog box that pops up e.g. in the Registry Editor.
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