Solved

SHBrowseForFolder full example required!

Posted on 2003-12-05
3
734 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
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: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying 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‚Ķ
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
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.

828 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