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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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