CommonDialog and File Extension

Posted on 1998-11-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-30

Is it normal that when I want to save a file with a four
letter extension like HTML that it writes it as HTM?

How do you make it write the proper extension?
Question by:vip110598

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I don't think I have a real answer for you, but it has always been my understanding that an IBM PC (such as old DOS, Windows 95/98, etc.) will allow only a three-letter extension, whereas a MacIntosh or a computer using the UNIX operating system will allow the four-letter extension you want.  I guess it's due to feeding habits of the different beasts . . .

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There's a flag in the common Dialog control that will allow long file names. You have to set it for it to save in other than DOS 8.3 format.


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cdlOFNLongNames      &H200000       Use long filenames.
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That's funny,
I use this flag and yet it still does not let me save an
extension with more than 3 characters.

is their any other way or could something be setting back
my flag to its default?


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ID: 1443307

As idcanada mentioned,
when i use this flag, it still does not let me save a *.html.

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Dunno. It works ok here...

Do you have the MultiSelect flag on?

Check you windows settings.


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idcanada earned 10 total points
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Have a string keep the Dailogs Filename,
select case filterindex and manualy add the last letter of the ext.


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