Solved

SHBrowseForFolder full example required!

Posted on 2003-12-05
3
739 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
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!
0
Comment
Question by:wjdashwood
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:AlexFM
ID: 9883757
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
jkr earned 500 total points
ID: 9883961
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:wjdashwood
ID: 9884045
Thanks I think I've got the idea.

Cheers
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Here is how to use MFC's automatic Radio Button handling in your dialog boxes and forms.  Beginner programmers usually start with a OnClick handler for each radio button and that's just not the right way to go.  MFC has a very cool system for handli…
Introduction: Displaying information on the statusbar.   Continuing from the third article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. Status bar – let’s display the timestamp there.  We need to get the timestamp from the document s…
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question