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Common Dialog – folder selection?

Common Dialog – folder selection?

Question:
In Word 7.0, under Tools, Options, File Locations tab, there is a dialog that comes up to define the folder containing certain types of files. This dialog allows folder selection only, not file selection. Is this acessible through VB somehow? Is it a common dialog that I can get to?If not, is there a simple method to create this type of dialog?

Answer:
The standard Common Dialog is unable to create this dialog. However, anAPI call to the shell is able to do it. Add the code to your project, andthen call the routine like so:

Dim sPath as StringsPath = fnBrowseForFolder(Me.hWnd, “Select Output Directory”)
Me refers to a form, so you can specify a particular form if you wish. Thedialog will approximately center itself within the borders of the form, soyou may want to pick your MDI frame if you are using one.
Option ExplicitPrivate Type BrowseInfo    hWndOwner      As Long    pIDLRoot       As Long    pszDisplayName As Long    lpszTitle      As Long    ulFlags        As Long    lpfnCallback   As Long    lParam         As Long    iImage         As LongEnd TypePrivate Const BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS = 1Private Const MAX_PATH = 260Private Declare Function lstrcat Lib “kernel32” Alias “lstrcatA” _       (ByVal lpString1 As String, ByVal lpString2 As String) As LongPrivate Declare Function SHBrowseForFolder Lib “shell32” _       (lpbi As BrowseInfo) As LongPrivate Declare Function SHGetPathFromIDList Lib “shell32″ _       (ByVal pidList As Long, ByVal lpBuffer As String) As Long” fnBrowseForFolder” This function will create the directory browser’ window common to other applications.’Public Function fnBrowseForFolder(hWndOwner As Long, sPrompt As String) AsString   Dim iNull As Integer   Dim lpIDList As Long   Dim lResult As Long   Dim sPath As String   Dim udtBI As BrowseInfo   Dim iPos As Integer      With udtBI       .hWndOwner = hWndOwner       .lpszTitle = lstrcat(sPrompt, “”)       .ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS   End With   lpIDList = SHBrowseForFolder(udtBI)   sPath = Space$(512)   If lpIDList Then      lResult = SHGetPathFromIDList(lpIDList, sPath)      If lResult Then         iPos = InStr(sPath, Chr$(0))         sPath = Left$(sPath, iPos)      Else         sPath = “”      End If   End If   fnBrowseForFolder = sPathEnd Function

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