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Hi All,

I need to give the functionality select a file in a folder shown in component like folder browser. But windows default folder browser only allows to select folder, not the files in a folder. How can I do this.

Thanks in Advance.
Posted 2-Apr-10 1:08am

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Solution 1

FolderBrowserDialog is purely ment for Selecting folders ofcourse.

You are looking for OpenFileDialog.

A little example:

OpenFileDialog openFileDialog = new OpenFileDialog();
openFileDialog.Filter = "PDF Files|*.pdf";
 
if (openFileDialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
{
   string filePath = openFileDialog.FileName;
}

the filepath string now contains the full path to the file you have selected and you can let your own code loose upon it Smile | :)

Good luck!
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vernon1 at 27-Feb-13 7:03am
   
Im stuck with the same issue. I want to select multiple files in a folder but only certain file types, how do I do this

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