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Selecting default folder in "Browse For Folder" Dialog

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Hi,

How can I select the default folder in my "Browse For Folder" dialog box (SHBrowseForFolder) ?

I have only found the way to set the default ROOT of my list by initializing the pidlRoot member of the BROWSEINFO structure.

Any way to to this ?
CString BrowseForFolder(HWND hWnd, LPCTSTR lpszStartFolder, LPCTSTR lpszSelectFolder, CString *pstrDisplayName, BOOL bGetSubFolderOnly)

 {

  char       szPath[MAX_PATH] = "";

  char       szDisplayName[MAX_PATH];

  BROWSEINFO stBI;
 

  stBI.hwndOwner      = hWnd;

  stBI.pidlRoot       = NULL;

  stBI.lpszTitle      = NULL;

  stBI.ulFlags        = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS | BIF_EDITBOX | BIF_NEWDIALOGSTYLE;

  stBI.lpfn           = NULL;

  stBI.lParam         = 0;

  stBI.pszDisplayName = szDisplayName;
 

  if ( lpszStartFolder && lpszStartFolder[0] )

   {

    LPITEMIDLIST  pIDL = NULL;

    IShellFolder *pDesktopFolder;
 

    if ( SUCCEEDED(SHGetDesktopFolder(&pDesktopFolder)) )

     {

      strcpy(szPath, lpszStartFolder);
 

      OLECHAR olePath[MAX_PATH];
 

      MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, MB_PRECOMPOSED, szPath, -1, olePath, MAX_PATH);
 

      ULONG nEaten;

      ULONG nAttributes;
 

      pDesktopFolder->ParseDisplayName(NULL, NULL, olePath, &nEaten, &pIDL, &nAttributes);
 

      pDesktopFolder->Release();

     }
 

    stBI.pidlRoot = pIDL;

   }
 

  if (lpszSelectFolder)

   {

    // TO DO

   }
 

  LPITEMIDLIST pstIIL = SHBrowseForFolder(&stBI);

  

  if (!pstIIL) return "";

  

  BOOL bRet = SHGetPathFromIDList(pstIIL, szPath);
 

  if (!bRet) return "";
 

  PathAddBackslash(szPath);

  

  int nIndex = 0;

  

  if (bGetSubFolderOnly && lpszStartFolder) nIndex = strlen(lpszStartFolder);

  

  return (szPath + nIndex);

 }

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You need to use the callback procedure:
look at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa921328.aspx

here you can find a sample:
http://www.nirsoft.net/vc/brfolder.html
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