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Embedded CFileDialog

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Hi.
I'd like to do something like Visual Basic Open Project dialog, which is a property sheet that has the common file dialog in one of the pages.
The problem is that CFileDialog (which hooks the GetOpenFileName API) only opens as a modal dialog, and embedding it as a child is difficult... I tried several approaches like deriving from CFileDialog and in it's OnInitDone calling SetParent, but I had paint problems and, syncronization problems since the 'program flow' would stop when the call to the modal dialog was made, so I tried to create the common dialog in a seperate thread but this caused other problems...
Any ideas, pointers, something ?

   Thanks.

P.S. I don't want answers like 'use the .rc of the common dialog and create it yourself, and use the SHGetDesktopFolder and such and populate the list and tree...', I'd really like the actual common dialog embedded.
Not sure it can be done though, so help me out :)
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Make it an extension to the file dialog.

You provide a template for your dialog (with tab control etc) and include a placeholder for where the file open dialog appears.

You'll have to then simulate the property sheet using a tab control and responding appropriately to messages.


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Thanks,
Didn't think about that... I wanted the easy way by using CPropertySheet\Page, wind up using seperate threads... now all I have to do is manage the visibility of the controls.... :)

    Thanks again,
      - Dror Kremer

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Be aware that the actual common dialog is the PARENT of your CFileDialog ... the file dialog controls are not children of the CFileDialog (so you cannot enumerate them of GetDlgItem etc) ... instead, do a GetParent and enum or GetDlgItem etc from there.

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