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How to grab folder browser selection and place in a text box using C sharp?

Posted on 2009-03-30
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I keep getting error - cannot implicitly type 'string' to System.Environment.Special Folder for the following cmdBrowseFolder_Click - with the highlight on @sTo;

Also for the second cmdBrowseFile_Click private void, I keep getting an error - cannot implicitly type 'string' to System.Windows.Forms.TextBox with the highlight on of.FileName;
Is there anyway I could have it open the file dialog to a specific file path?

I'm new to C# too so I apologize.
private void cmdBrowseFolder_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string sTo;
            sTo = txtTo.Text;
            FolderBrowserDialog fbd = new FolderBrowserDialog();
            fbd.Description = "Select a folder";
            fbd.RootFolder = @sTo;
            //fbd.SelectedPath = @"C:\";
            fbd.ShowNewFolderButton = true;
            if (fbd.ShowDialog(this) == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(fbd.SelectedPath);
            }
 
        }
 
private void cmdBrowseFile_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            OpenFileDialog of = new OpenFileDialog();
            of.Filter = "All File Types(*.*)|*.*";
            of.RestoreDirectory = true;
            if (of.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                txtRevit = of.FileName;
 
            }
 
        }

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Question by:stephenlecomptejr
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I suspect you actually want to set the SelectedPath property rather than the RootFolder property.

      fld.SelectedPath = sTo;           // not quite sure why you had the @ symbol in there

The problem with the second method is that you are trying to assign a value to the textbox itself rather than to the Text property of the TextBox, it should say:

    txtRevit.Text = of.FileName
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Thanks for the quick reply.
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