Posted on 1998-11-01
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 ?
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 :)