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Customizing the "Browse for folder" dialog

, 20 Apr 2003
This Program customizes the "Browse For folder dialog" with a few lines of code...
customize_folderdialog_demo.zip
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Customize_FolderDialog_SRC
Dialog.dsp
Dialog.dsw
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//             The Program to customize the "Browse for folder" dialog.           //
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// Date : 20/4/2003 (dd/mm/yy).                                                   //
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// By : Yogesh Madhukarrao Joshi. (Engg Second Year I.T).                         //
//      Aditya Engineering College, Beed.                                         //
//      Pin Code - 431122.                                                        //
//      (State : Maharashtra) India.                                              //
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// Mail Me at : yogmj@hotmail.com                                                 //
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// visit my website for the COOL software programs at:                            //
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// http://www.stechome.netfirms.com                                               //
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//The program below customize the "Browse for folder" dialog.

#include<windows.h>
#include<windowsx.h>
#include<commctrl.h>
#include<shlobj.h>

#include "resource.h"

//Handles for the windows
HWND hdialog;
HINSTANCE ghInstance;
HWND edit;
//Folder Name that has been selected
TCHAR FolderName[MAX_PATH];
TCHAR c[MAX_PATH];
//Return value of the SHGetPathFromIDList
BOOL t;


//This will set the font of the controls
void SetFont(HWND hwnd,LPTSTR FontName,int FontSize)
{
	
	HFONT hf;
	LOGFONT lf={0};
	HDC hdc=GetDC(hwnd);
	
	GetObject(GetWindowFont(hwnd),sizeof(lf),&lf);
	lf.lfWeight = FW_REGULAR;
	lf.lfHeight = (LONG)FontSize;
	lstrcpy( lf.lfFaceName, FontName );
	hf=CreateFontIndirect(&lf);
	SetBkMode(hdc,OPAQUE);
	SendMessage(hwnd,WM_SETFONT,(WPARAM)hf,TRUE);
	ReleaseDC(hwnd,hdc);
   
}

//Browse dialog callback procedure
int __stdcall BrowseCallbackProc(HWND  hwnd,UINT  uMsg,LPARAM  lParam,LPARAM  lpData)
{

	//Initialization callback message
	if(uMsg==BFFM_INITIALIZED)
	{
		//Rectangles for getting the positions
		RECT ListViewRect,Dialog;
		//Create the edit and static control on the dialog box
		edit=CreateWindowEx(0,"EDIT","Yogesh M Joshi.",WS_CHILD|WS_VISIBLE|WS_BORDER|ES_AUTOHSCROLL,0,100,100,50,hwnd,0,ghInstance,NULL);
		HWND caption=CreateWindowEx(0,"STATIC","You have selected the folder :",WS_CHILD|WS_VISIBLE|WS_CLIPCHILDREN,0,100,100,50,hwnd,0,ghInstance,NULL);
		HWND ListView=FindWindowEx(hwnd,NULL,"SysTreeView32",NULL);

		//Gets the dimentions of the windows
		GetWindowRect(hwnd,&Dialog);
		GetWindowRect(ListView,&ListViewRect);

		//Sets the listview controls dimentions
		SetWindowPos(ListView,0,(ListViewRect.left-Dialog.left) ,(ListViewRect.top-Dialog.top )-20,290,170,0);
		//Sets the window positions of edit and dialog controls
		SetWindowPos(edit,HWND_BOTTOM,(ListViewRect.left-Dialog.left),(ListViewRect.top-Dialog.top )+170,290,18,SWP_SHOWWINDOW);
		SetWindowPos(caption,HWND_BOTTOM,(ListViewRect.left-Dialog.left),(ListViewRect.top-Dialog.top )+155,290,14,SWP_SHOWWINDOW);

		//Sets the fonts of edit and static controls
		SetFont(caption,"MS Sans Serif",12);
		SetFont(edit,"MS Sans Serif",12);
		
	}

	//Selection change message
	if(uMsg==BFFM_SELCHANGED)
	{
		t = SHGetPathFromIDList((ITEMIDLIST*)lParam, c);

		//Sets the text of the edit control to the current folder
		SetWindowText(edit,c);
		
    }
	
	return 0;
}

//Callback of the main window
BOOL CALLBACK MainDlgProc(HWND hDlg, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
	if(message==WM_QUIT||message==WM_CLOSE)
		PostQuitMessage(0);
		

	if(message==WM_INITDIALOG)
	{
		hdialog=hDlg;
		
		RECT rc;

		GetWindowRect(hDlg,&rc); 
		int w=rc.right-rc.left, h=rc.bottom-rc.top;
		int cx=GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN)/2, cy=GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN)/2;
		MoveWindow(hDlg,cx-w/2,cy-h/2,w,h,FALSE);

	}

	if(message==WM_COMMAND)
	{
		if((LOWORD(wParam))==IDOK)
		{
			TCHAR dname[MAX_PATH];
			IMalloc *imalloc; SHGetMalloc(&imalloc);
			BROWSEINFO bi; ZeroMemory(&bi,sizeof(bi));
			bi.hwndOwner=hDlg;
			bi.pszDisplayName=dname;
			bi.lpszTitle = TEXT("This sample will illustrate the customization look at the edit control showing path below...");
			
			#define BIF_NONEWFOLDERBUTTON  0x0200
			
			bi.ulFlags = BIF_NONEWFOLDERBUTTON|BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
			bi.lpfn = BrowseCallbackProc;
			ITEMIDLIST *pidl = SHBrowseForFolder(&bi);

			//Displays the selected folder
			if (pidl!=NULL)
				MessageBox(hDlg,c,"You have selected the folder",0);
			
			imalloc->Free(pidl);
			imalloc->Release();

		}

		if((LOWORD(wParam))==IDCANCEL)
		{
			PostQuitMessage(0);
			EndDialog(hDlg,0);
		}
	}
			
	return 0;

}

//Main window
int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,LPSTR lpCmdLine,int nShowCmd)
{
	InitCommonControls();
	ghInstance=hInstance;
	DialogBox(hInstance,MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_DIALOG1),NULL,MainDlgProc);
	return 0;
	
}

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About the Author

Yogesh M Joshi.
Software Developer AVAYA India Pvt Ltd.
India India
I have completed my B.E. Degree in IT form Aditya Engineering College, Beed. (Maharashtra) India.
 
I have completed Diploma In Advanced Computing (DAC) in Feb 07.
 
Now I am working for AVAYA India Pvt. LTD as software engineer.
Platform : C/C++, Solaris 10, AIX and Windows

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