Common dialog controls using ATL

Posted on 2002-04-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
hi i have to use common dialog control using atl.
i used my code as below,
i got error as interface ICommonDialog not found.
is there any better way,
thanks in advance
What is the header file i have to use

#import "c:\winnt\system32\comdlg32.ocx"

CComPtr<ICommonDialog> sp_CmnDlg;

CoCreateInstance(__uuidof(CCommonDialog), ..., ...


Question by:ravikirang
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Roshan Davis earned 100 total points
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If u need an Open File Common Dialog, u can do this

          OPENFILENAME ofn;
            TCHAR  szFile[5000] = "\0";
          strcpy(szFile, "");

          memset(&ofn, 0, sizeof (ofn));
          ofn.lpstrFile          = szFile;
          ofn.lStructSize          = sizeof(OPENFILENAME);
          ofn.hwndOwner          = NULL;
          ofn.nMaxFile          = 5000;
          ofn.lpstrFilter          = "Text Files (*.txt)\0*.txt\0Document Files (*.doc)\0*.doc\0All Files (*.*)\0*.*\0\0";
          ofn.lpstrTitle          = "Open a File";
          ofn.lpstrDefExt         = "txt";
          //ofn.lpfnHook          = (LPOFNHOOKPROC)OFNHookProc1;
          ofn.lpfnHook          = NULL;

               if(NULL != ofn.lpstrFile)
                    // to do


Author Comment

ID: 6936516
thanks mr ramson, it worked for me. could u tell me changes for save dialog box.
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Expert Comment

by:Roshan Davis
ID: 6936519
For that u can use GetSaveFileName API


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