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File Dialog Class (replace common dialog control with this lightweight class)

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Submitted on: 2/10/2001 9:24:02 AM
By: Bill Bither  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 16 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Replaces Microsoft's common dialog control file dialog features. Uses same interface to call the FileOpen and FileSave dialogs including multiselection support. Instead of making a more versatile control with print dialogs, color dialogs, and hooking, I decided to make a very lightweight one since the CommonControl Print and Color Dialogs are essentially useless. I could have added hooking functionality, but that would involve including a standard module as well. The only major benefit of hooking is the ability to center the dialog. However, with this code, as long as you specify the form's handle, it will position the dialog to the upper left of the form This is a direct replacement to the Microsoft CommonDialog control and will involve very little Change in coding to implement.

 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :File Dialog Class (replacecommon dialog control with this lightweight class)
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GetOpenFileName
GetSaveFileName
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4/5/2001 5:29:23 PMDave Perry

Very nice. Rated a 5. I will be using this exclusively from now on. Thanks a million =)
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1/3/2002 2:58:45 PMAlmar Joling

Thanks for sharing.

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6/28/2002 1:09:33 PMTyler

this is great
cept theres an error when i clicked cancel..
but its not a big problem
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12/11/2002 1:44:01 PMgridrun

really neat, and very useful. Thanks for sharing :)
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1/28/2003 9:57:01 PMmcgub

Very well done. The best one I've seen yet.
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3/3/2003 12:16:18 PMLeo Barsukov

Cool Thing. i was looking for that for a long time!
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2/13/2004 5:34:49 PMYaser Hani

Nice job dude, 5 glbs from me, but why don't you have any more code on PSC?
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1/8/2005 2:14:42 PM

Excellent job!
Rated 5+
Thnks
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4/25/2005 8:27:29 PMRichard T

a few small errors having to do with comdlg.filename value issues, but the class is still kickass! good job! 5 globes for joo!
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11/4/2005 3:59:40 PMTV software

Just what I needed :)
5 globes from me!
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7/26/2006 1:42:44 AMIVan

VERy GREaT!!!
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6/20/2009 6:57:41 AMDP

"CommonControl Print and Color Dialogs are essentially useless" hmmm...apparently, author is stating this just to cover his inability to properly address these functions...commondialog printing and color pickers are very much used by vb6 programmers….”I use this class exclusively in my apps” another hmmmm….This is very poor code, full of serious errors, your applications must be of very poor quality. I doubted that anyone can incorporate this code into something useful. For example: FileTitle returns empty string, cancel are returning errors, opens document even if cancel is selected and so on. I will not advise anyone to use this code unless prepared to do tons of corrections; in current state this code is basically useless. Also I will advise commentators not to praise code as “great” before they thoroughly tested the same.
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