Browse for Directory in VB.NET

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I need to have the user pick a directory on the hard disk, not a file.  Can you do this with an OpenFileDialog?  Do you need another control?  What control?  Can you include a snippet of code to show me how to create this directory picker?
Question by:curmudgeon42
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Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
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Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.Windows.Forms.Design

Public Class clsSpFolderBrowser
  Inherits FolderNameEditor
  Dim mo_FB As New FolderBrowser()

  Public Sub New()
    mo_FB.Style = FolderNameEditor.FolderBrowserStyles.RestrictToFilesystem
    mo_FB.StartLocation = FolderBrowserFolder.Desktop ' Seems to be limited to this enumeration
  End Sub

  Public Sub ShowDialog()
  End Sub

  Public ReadOnly Property DirectoryPath() As String
      Return mo_FB.DirectoryPath
    End Get
  End Property

  Public WriteOnly Property Description() As String
    Set(ByVal Value As String)
      mo_FB.Description = Value
    End Set
  End Property
End Class
Dim po_FolderBrowser As New clsSpFolderBrowser()
    po_FolderBrowser.Description = "Select a folder"
    If po_FolderBrowser.DirectoryPath <> "" Then
      x = po_FolderBrowser.DirectoryPath
    End If
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Thanks that was perfect.

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