File chooser dialog in Windows Foms programming. How to create?

I am writing a Windows Form desktop applicatiion. I need to allow for the application user to browse to
a file directory and to select a file to be uploaded. Now in the toolbox I see a control named
"FolderBrowserDialog". If I then drag and drop this control onto my windows form, I get an icon
at the bottom of the form labeled "folderBrowserDialog1".

Yet I do not get a button on the form that I can see which will allow the user to select the file
to be uploaded? Does this work differently in windows programming? Because I am expecting to see a button which the application user can press and then the file chooser dialog box displays.
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1) drag OpenFileDialog to your form
2) drag button to form
3) double click button
4) in button event handler add

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (openFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
        //Use openFileDialog1.FileName to get selected file name              

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When you drag and drop the FolderBrowserDialog to your form you are just adding a component to your Form class. It will not show anything on Form. It will add a member to your Form class (like folderBrowserDialog1). You need to call its ShowDialog method to show it.

FolderBrowserDialog will let you choose a folder. In order to select a file you need to use OpenFileDialog.
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