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Custom Open File Dialog in .NET to open a directory as a file

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I am programming this in VB.NET 2005, Is there a way to use the open file dialog box to open a folder like a file?  Meaning, I am using a product that stores its databases in a directory with an extension example: MyDB.gdb, so if I use OpenFileDialog, it opens it like it would any other Directory I need to be able to tell it that .gdb is a file and when they click open it selects it like it would a File and return back a path to the "file"
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by:kerryw60
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Not certain I'm following your question, but could you not:

With ofd
   .InitialDirectory = "C:\"
   .Title = "Select a database"
   .FileName = ""
   .Filter = "Database (*.gdb)|*.gdb
   .FilterIndex = 1
End With

If ofd.ShowDialog <> System.Windows.Forms.DialogResults.Cancel Then
   Dim strMyPath as String = ofd.FileName
   'Then whatever else you want to do...
End If
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by:davidtrina
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Ok... the .GDB "file" is in fact NOT a file it is a directory that I want to treat like a file
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Only other options are:

1) FolderBrowserDialog, but you cannot filter to show a "file" extention for folders.

2) Create your own custom control, with dialog, to behave how you want.

Very sorry I cannot help you further.

Good Luck!!
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