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Win95DirectoryPrompt

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 4:14:00 AM
By: Found on the World Wide Web (from psc cd)  
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Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Prompting the User for a Directory in Win95. Windows' common dialogs are great if you want the user to select a file, but what if you want them to select a directory? Call the following function, which relies on Win32's new SHBrowseForFolder function:
 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Win95DirectoryPrompt
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Private Type BrowseInfo
hWndOwner As Long
pIDLRootAs Long
pszDisplayName As Long
lpszTitle As Long
ulFlagsAs Long
lpfnCallbackAs Long
lParam As Long
iImage As Long
End Type
Private Const BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS = 1
Private Const MAX_PATH = 260
Private Declare Sub CoTaskMemFree Lib "ole32.dll" (ByVal hMem As Long)
Private Declare Function lstrcat Lib "kernel32" Alias "lstrcatA" _ 
(ByVal lpString1 As String, ByVal lpString2 As String) As Long
Private Declare Function SHBrowseForFolder Lib "shell32" _ 
(lpbi As BrowseInfo) As Long
Private Declare Function SHGetPathFromIDList Lib "shell32" _ 
(ByVal pidList As Long, ByVal lpBuffer As String) As Long
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'**************************************
' Name: Win95DirectoryPrompt
' Description:Prompting the User for a Directory in Win95. Windows' common dialogs are great if you want the user to select a file, but what if you want them to select a directory? Call the following function, which relies on Win32's new SHBrowseForFolder function:
' By: Found on the World Wide Web (from psc cd)
'**************************************

Public Function BrowseForFolder(hWndOwner As Long, sPrompt As String) As String
Dim iNull As Integer
Dim lpIDList As Long
Dim lResult As Long
Dim sPath As String
Dim udtBI As BrowseInfo
With udtBI
.hWndOwner = hWndOwner
.lpszTitle = lstrcat(sPrompt, "")
.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS
End With
lpIDList = SHBrowseForFolder(udtBI)
If lpIDList Then
sPath = String$(MAX_PATH, 0)
lResult = SHGetPathFromIDList(lpIDList, sPath)
Call CoTaskMemFree(lpIDList)
iNull = InStr(sPath, vbNullChar)
If iNull Then
sPath = Left$(sPath, iNull - 1)
End If
End If
BrowseForFolder = sPath
End Function


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