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FolderBrowserDialogue problem

Posted on 2004-09-09
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Hi Experts,

I am fairly new to Visual C++, my expertise lies within C#. I have this problem, i have a Windows.Form it containes a listView panel, a textbox and a button. I want when users click that button the folderbrowser dialogue attribute to open and show all the files from that directory in the listView panel, also the the textbox should show the directory path of the folder selected.

Can someone direct me on how i should go about doing this. I done it in C# but find it difficult to convert it into C++.

Thank You.
Les
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by:Kiran Paul VJ
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hi...


heres one code i got from net, paste the code in ur button click event

/////////////////////////////////////
CString m_strInitDir, szDirectory;
  int  m_iImageIndex;
  HRESULT hr;
  OLECHAR       chOlePath[255];
  ULONG         pchEaten;
  ULONG         dwAttributes;
  LPSHELLFOLDER pDesktopFolder;

  BROWSEINFO browseInfo;
  LPITEMIDLIST lpItemList;
  ZeroMemory ( (PVOID) &browseInfo,sizeof (BROWSEINFO));
 
 
 
  LPMALLOC lpM;
  hr = SHGetMalloc (&lpM) ;
  if (FAILED(hr) ) return ;
 
  hr = SHGetDesktopFolder(&pDesktopFolder) ;
  if ( FAILED(hr) ) return;
 
  MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, MB_PRECOMPOSED, m_strInitDir.GetBuffer(MAX_PATH), -1,
                         chOlePath, MAX_PATH);
  m_strInitDir.ReleaseBuffer (-1);
 
  hr = pDesktopFolder->ParseDisplayName(NULL,
                                            NULL,
                                            chOlePath,
                                            &pchEaten,
                                            &lpItemList,
                                            &dwAttributes);
  if (FAILED(hr))
  {
       lpM->Free (lpItemList);
       lpM->Release ();
       return ;
  }
 
  browseInfo.pidlRoot = lpItemList;
  browseInfo.hwndOwner = NULL;
  browseInfo.pszDisplayName = szDirectory.GetBuffer (MAX_PATH);
  browseInfo.lpszTitle = "Open Folder ";
  browseInfo.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNFSANCESTORS|BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
  browseInfo.lParam = (LPARAM)this;      // pass address of object to callback function

  if ((lpItemList = ::SHBrowseForFolder(&browseInfo)) == NULL)
  {
    return ;
  }
  szDirectory.ReleaseBuffer();
  m_iImageIndex = browseInfo.iImage;

  if (::SHGetPathFromIDList(lpItemList,szDirectory.GetBuffer(MAX_PATH)) )
  {
     // Get the selected directory name
    szDirectory.ReleaseBuffer();
  }

  lpM->Free(lpItemList);
  lpM->Release();
//////////////////////////////////

u can also search MSDN and on other sites for similar code. Sometimes use will get a more simpler code :)

also plz chk the link
http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/folderbrowser.asp

hope this helps
kiranvj
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by:nonubik
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               HRESULT hr;
      ITEMIDLIST *pItemList;
      BROWSEINFO browseinfo;
      TCHAR path[MAX_PATH];
      hr = CoInitializeEx(NULL, COINIT_APARTMENTTHREADED);
      if (FAILED(hr))
      {
            TRACE("CoInitEx failed: %x\n", hr);
            return;
      }
      
      IMalloc *pMalloc = NULL;
      hr = SHGetMalloc(&pMalloc);
      if (FAILED(hr))
      {
            TRACE("Can't retrieve system's IMalloc interface: %x\n", hr);
            return;
      }
      ASSERT(pMalloc);
      
      memset(&browseinfo, 0, sizeof(BROWSEINFO));
      CString strCaption;
      browseinfo.hwndOwner = GetSafeHwnd();
      browseinfo.pszDisplayName = path;
      browseinfo.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
      strCaption = "Auu";
      browseinfo.lpszTitle = strCaption;
      
      pItemList = SHBrowseForFolder(&browseinfo);
      if (pItemList)
      {
            // Behold the elegance of CStrBuf!
            SHGetPathFromIDList(pItemList, path);
            pMalloc->Free(pItemList);
            UpdateData(FALSE);
      }
      pMalloc->Release();
      pMalloc = NULL;
      CoUninitialize();

Must
#include "objbase.h"
#include "shlobj.h"

Link against ole32.lib and shell32.lib
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by:lesmydad
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Hi nonubik

How do i link to ole32.lib and shell32.lib using visual C++ in VS.NET.

Thanks
Les
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by:nonubik
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Open project properties, go to Linker->Input->'Additional dependencies' field. Here enter the 2 libs
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by:lesmydad
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I still get some error,
error C2065: CString is undeclared identifies and same for strCaption, ASSERT identifier not found etc.

Dont have a clue why these errors are comming up, did i put the script in the wrong constructor. I pasted thed above code under the button event handler. is that could be the problem.

Thanks
Les
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by:nonubik
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Replace

     ASSERT(pMalloc);
     
     memset(&browseinfo, 0, sizeof(BROWSEINFO));
     CString strCaption;
     browseinfo.hwndOwner = GetSafeHwnd();
     browseinfo.pszDisplayName = path;
     browseinfo.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
     strCaption = "Auu";
     browseinfo.lpszTitle = strCaption;

with

     if(!pMalloc)
         return; //if you are within a function or some error message
     
     memset(&browseinfo, 0, sizeof(BROWSEINFO));
     TCHAR szCaption[256];
     browseinfo.hwndOwner = GetSafeHwnd();
     browseinfo.pszDisplayName = path;
     browseinfo.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
     strCaption = "Auu";
     browseinfo.lpszTitle = szCaption;
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by:lesmydad
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Hi  nonubik

I still get errors of C2065 with strCaption = "Auu";  and around four errors on C3861 with scripts like hr = CoInitializeEx,   browseinfo.hwndOwner = GetSafeHwnd(); etc. dont have a clue why this problem is hapenning.
As i mention C++ is something new to me therefore i'm not understanding the concept properly.

Thank You
Les
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by:nonubik
ID: 12026844
sorry, my mistake :o)
>strCaption = "Auu";
replace
>lstrcat(szCaption, _T("My title"));
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by:nonubik
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again, rushed
>lstrcpy(szCaption, _T("My title"));
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by:lesmydad
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still have other problems arosing. here are the errors which pops up:

(102): error C3861: 'CoInitializeEx': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

(105): error C3861: 'TRACE': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

(113): error C3861: 'TRACE': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

(121): error C3861: 'GetSafeHwnd': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

(134): error C3861: 'UpdateData': identifier not found, even with argument-dependent lookup

What do i do to solve them.

Thanks,
Les




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>(102):
#include "objbase.h" , link against ole32.lib

>(105) & (113)
you can comment those lines or replace TRACE(<text>)  with MessageBox(NULL, <text>, NULL, MB_OK);

>(121)
Instead of GetSafeHwnd() you can pass your form's handle or NULL

>(134)
comment the line
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