Two OpenDialogs forget the Inital Dir

Greetings -

I have two OpenDialogs on a TabControl form. I have included my code below:

//global values
var
  videopath : widestring;
  reportpath : widestring;

procedure TfrmMDIMain.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
var
 Reg: TRegistry;
 MyPicts : string;
begin
 Reg := TRegistry.Create;
    Reg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
    if Reg.OpenKey('Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders', false) then begin
      MyPicts := Reg.ReadString('My Pictures');
      Reg.CloseKey;
    end; // if
    Reg.Free;
videopath := ExtractFileDir(Application.ExeName) + '\video';
reportpath := ExtractFileDir(Application.ExeName) + '\report';
MainMovie1.StoragePath := MyPicts;
OpenVideoDialog.InitialDir := videopath;
OpenWordDialog.InitialDir := reportPath;
end;


The problem is when my app loads USUALLY one path is remember (InitialDir) while the other fails to load. For example -

Click on the tab 'video' and you open to the folder where videopath is, but go to the reports tab next, and the app goes to the same folder where video is.

Any ideas?

Jim
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MotazCommented:
Make sure that Report directory is exists inside your application directory or you can create it if not exists:

videopath := ExtractFileDir(Application.ExeName) + '\video';
reportpath := ExtractFileDir(Application.ExeName) + '\report';

  if not DirectoryExists(ReportPath) then
    CreateDir(ReportPath);

Motaz
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SchweizerDCommented:
Well, the most obvious answer is 'cut and paste error', are you sure you are calling the right OpenDialog ?

HTH
David
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JPersingerAuthor Commented:
Motaz -

This application exists on a CD-ROM so I can't really use the CreateDir. I have made sure the CD contains the folders prior to the burn, so that its available on the CD-ROM.

David -

I'm sure. Here is the copy of code for the reports:

procedure TfrmMDIMain.CustomItem2Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
 TabControlForm.Visible := false;
 if OpenWordDialog.Execute then
  begin  
   OpenWordDialog.InitialDir := reportpath;
    CreateMDIChild(OpenWordDialog.FileName);
  end;
end;

and for the video I have:

procedure TfrmMDIMain.loadbuttonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
   if OpenVideoDialog.Execute then
     begin
      OpenVideoDialog.InitialDir := videopath;
      Edit1.Text := OpenVideoDialog.FileName;
      ActiveMovie1.FileName := Edit1.Text;
      ActiveMovie1.Open;
     end;
end;

Jim
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