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CFileDialog::DoModal Failure when using OFN_ENABLETEMPLATE

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I recently converted my MFC code from VS2003 to VS2005. I have a custom file open save dialog (CCustomFileDialog) and I enable the template resouce as shown in code below. The custom dialog show up OK but if I do CtrlC to copy a file or delete a file from within the dialog and then cancel out from the dialog, it closes OK but it errors out (CDERR_FINDRESFAILURE in CFileDialog::DoModal) when I try to open the custom dialog again.

If I open the dialog and selct file, open it or cancel out without doing (copy, delete etc), I am able to open the custom dialog again and again without any problems. I have attached the relevant code below. I would really appreciate if somebody could please point out what the problem could be.

Note:
This happens only on some of customer computers not on development computer.
It worked fine on same customer's computer when the code was in VS2003.
CCustomFileDialog::CCustomFileDialog( ...):CFileDialog(true) 
{ 
...
m_ofn.Flags |= (OFN_ENABLETEMPLATE); 
m_ofn.lpTemplateName = MAKEINTRESOURCE (IDD_FILE_OPENSAVE); // IDD_FILE_OPENSAVE is custom file open save dialog
m_ofn.hInstance = AfxGetResourceHandle(); 
...
}
 
CCustomFileDialog *pDlg = NULL; 
pDlg = new CFileDialogSC(...); 
if (pDlg->DoModal()== IDOK)
{
...
}
char buffer[256]; 
sprintf(buffer, "DoModal Failled Error %d", CommDlgExtendedError()); 
MessageBox(NULL, buffer, "", MB_OK); 
 
delete pDlg;

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by:itsmeandnobodyelse
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The MSDN says

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CDERR_FINDRESFAILURE The common dialog box function failed to find a specified resource.
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what not really isn't surprising ;-)

I assume the error comes because the 'new' OpenFileDialog comming with VS200´8 needs some more resources which could not be found in the resources included by your (VC6) resource file. To verify that, you should check your resource includes (e. g. by opening your .rc file in the text editor). If any of these includes points to a system resource file where both VC6 and VC8 have a own resource file you might have found the issue. Then, you would need to edit the project-specific resource include path in the project properties - if any - or check for the general include paths to make the new VC8 resource folder prior to that of the VC6 path. Or you were editing the include statement so taht it was pointing to the right reedource include file.

   
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knock, knock?
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BAD:
m_ofn.hInstance = AfxGetResourceHandle ();

GOOD:
      m_ofn.hInstance = AfxFindResourceHandle(MAKEINTRESOURCE (IDD_FILE_OPEN), RT_DIALOG);
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