Getting a PATH from a user

Posted on 1998-07-13
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Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I am using the CommonDialog control to get files from the user. This is really easy. But how do I get just a PATH from the user? I tried the CommonDialog and it works as long as there is a file in the directory for the user to select. But some times the directory being selected is totaly empty and there is no way to use the ShowOpen dialog without a file being selected.
Question by:schworak
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ID: 1465571
I'm afraid you may have to create your own dialog box.  This is the only solution I've ever been able to come up with.

I submit this as a comment.  If, as I believe, there is no alternative other than creating your own dialog box, let me know and I'll resubmit as an answer.

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rayb earned 400 total points
ID: 1465572
Check out this site:  http://www.mvps.org/ccrp/
They've got a cool FolderTreeview control.

Author Comment

ID: 1465573
I can't get the treeview control to even load up in VB. I have a help request in on the news group. What I have done in the mean time is just use the OpenSave method on the normal dialog control with junk as the file name. I don't need a file name so what ever is entered gets ignored for now. Not perfect, but it works.

Author Comment

ID: 1465574
Sorry for the delay in testing the TreeView answer. There have been problems getting it properly installed. I now have the suggested method for installing so I will be able to test it's function now.

Author Comment

ID: 1465575
WOO HOO! That works great! Thanks for pointing me to the right place!

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