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Select a directory in a FileDialog?

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I'm trying to use a FileDialog to allow a user to choose a specific directory instead of a file.  How do I make the dialog allow a directory to be chosen and return the name of the directory (so I can use it as a File object) instead of simply opening the directory and listing its contents?  I've tried creating a new FilenameFilter and passing it to the FileDialog using setFilenameFilter, but it didn't work.

Do I need to go about this some other way?

I'm using Java 1.1 on Win95.
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you have to write your own or use swing (jfc) jfilechooser which allows you to do that

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Evijay is right. You will have to create a new filechooser in order to
specify that you want to get a directory instead of opening it.

Swing now comes with a much more robust file chooser dialog. You can
check it out here:

http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/tsc/swingdoc-current/file_chooser.html#

You should be able to find what you need at this page.
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