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SHBrowseForFolder full example required!

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Hi

Can anyone give me a full example of how to use SHBrowseForFolder? To give a complete overview, I want the user to locate their floppy disk drive. Then I check if there's a disk in, if it's formatted and blank, prompting the user to format if otherwise.

Many thanks!
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The above sample is the 'fully featured' version. The scoop basically is

    BROWSEINFO      bi;
    LPMALLOC        pMalloc =   NULL;    
    LPITEMIDLIST    pidl;
    char        acSrc   [   MAX_PATH];

    if  (   SHGetMalloc (   &pMalloc)   !=  NOERROR)
            return  (   ( char) 0);

    ZeroMemory  (   &bi,    sizeof  (   BROWSEINFO));

    bi.hwndOwner        =   hWnd;
    bi.pszDisplayName   =   acSrc;
    bi.ulFlags          =   BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS | BIF_RETURNFSANCESTORS;
    bi.lpszTitle        =   "Please select floppy drive";

    if  (   pidl    =   SHBrowseForFolder   (   &bi))
        {
            if  (   !SHGetPathFromIDList    (   pidl, acSrc))
                    continue;

            // floppy path is now stored in 'acSrc'

            pMalloc->Free   (   pidl);
        }

    if  (   pMalloc)    
            pMalloc->Release();  

And to format a floppy, you could use http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/cformatdrivedialog.asp?target=shformatdrive
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by:wjdashwood
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Thanks I think I've got the idea.

Cheers
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