CDirSelDialog is derived from CFileDialog. It is customized to show only directories, and
it has the following additional features :
You can optionally see the files in a directory, before you decide to choose one
directory for a particular purpose. This feature was lacking in previous versions
of directory selection dialogs, either a class was derived from CFileDialog or
a class abstacted the API function SHBrowseForFolder.
In the editbox, you can type in directory name or .. or whatever, which you want
to navigate to. However, CDirSelDialog will not let you type the masks, like *.h or *.*
etc, to view the files within the listview control. If you want to see the files,
you can view them in the separate listbox, for which no mask is used, *.* being used always.
You can choose to navigate to the previous directories, which you have visited earlier,
using the bottom combobox.
From the ComboBox, you can copy the directory name into clipboard if reqd.
Finally, thanks to Mihai Filimon for
his article on Folder Dialog, providing the windowproc hook to start with. In his
article, he had used "*..*" intentionally to avoid showing files in the listview control.
However, I have used ".*" as file mask for the listview control, to get better results.
Sample Usage Code for CDirSelDialog would be
if( dirdlg.DoModal() == IDOK )
AfxMessageBox( dirdlg.GetDirName() );
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