SaveFileDialog class. How to make file name read-only.

Posted on 2006-06-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
After explicitly setting the file name that I wish the user to save the file under I want to set it so it cannot be changed and all the user has to do to is click save.
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by:Bob Learned
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I don't believe that there is any way to control that dialog like that through the properties.

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If you don't want them to do anything but click Save, why use the SaveFileDialog box? Are you intending to allow them to specify a folder location, but just not change the filename itself? In that case, you might want to display the directory tree in a ListView, so the user can select the folder, and then you save the file accordingly. If you're setting the folder to a specific location as well, I don't understand what the point is of the dialog--just create a MessageBox that tells them the file name.
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by:Bob Learned
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If you want to use a fixed file name, but a different folder, that would be a reason.

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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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If you want to use a Fixed file name, but allow the user to select a different location, then use the FolderBrowserDialog instead...
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by:Bob Learned
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Oooh, another great suggestion, Mike.  =:)


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