CDirSelDialog : Folder Selection Dialog

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

    CDirSelDialog dirdlg;
    if( dirdlg.DoModal() == IDOK )
    {
     AfxMessageBox( dirdlg.GetDirName() );
    }
    

    Download demo & source code - 22 Kb



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