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Customizing CFileDialog (!)

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I'm trying to customize the regular File open/ save as dialog box!
-I have to change the layout a bit, add a bitmap in the background etc. etc. -DON'T ask why! :)

I have had no problems with making my own class which inherits from CFileDialog, and I've even been able to make it process CFileDialog's messages, but that's as far as I've been able to go.. pretty new with MFC..

I want to access the resource of the dialog. -change it, and maybe add a control or two.

Can I somehow access control-variables of the controls? -What are their names?

Can I make a new dialog for the class to use? -In that case; what resource ID's must the controls have in order for the superclass to be able to use them? Where can I find that information?

Thanks beforehand
/Torbjörn Josefsson
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by:plaroche
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Microsoft Systems Journal, january 1998, C++ Q&A Section.

There is a good example of this, explains all the things you need to know about the file dialog.

If you can't find the article at www.msj.com, post a comment here with your email, I'll send it to you.
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by:toblo
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Thanks for the tip, but the article doesn't tell me how I can access the dialog-resources or the controls.. in fact it says that the code supplied will not work! :)

I think I would need the resource ID's or something. -Wish I could give you the points, but I can't afford it for anything less than an answer.
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nil_dib earned 100 total points
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You can acces the contols with GetDlgItem().
With this method you can get the pointer to the combobox, editfield ...
The names for the controls are in <dlgs.h>
Don't forget to include this file.
Look also at www.codeguru.com for CFileDialog derived classes such
as bitmap preview dialogs.
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by:wwwky
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you can create an own dlg and  plus in the file open/save dialog in it.
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