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Posted 24 Sep 2003

XBrowseForFolder - Wrapper for SHBrowseForFolder

, 7 Mar 2008
XBrowseForFolder wraps the SHBrowseForFolder API, provides a way to specify an initial directory, and cleans up the SHBrowseForFolder dialog.
// XBrowseForFolder.h  Version 1.2
// Author:  Hans Dietrich
// This software is released into the public domain.  You are free to use
// it in any way you like, except that you may not sell this source code.
// This software is provided "as is" with no expressed or implied warranty.
// I accept no liability for any damage or loss of business that this
// software may cause.


BOOL XBrowseForFolder(HWND hWnd,
					  LPCTSTR lpszInitialFolder,
					  int nFolder,
					  LPCTSTR lpszCaption,
					  LPTSTR lpszBuf,
					  DWORD dwBufSize,
					  BOOL bEditBox = FALSE);


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Hans Dietrich
Software Developer (Senior) Hans Dietrich Software
United States United States
I attended St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, with the intention of becoming a priest. A friend in the University's Computer Science Department got me interested in programming, and I have been hooked ever since.

Recently, I have moved to Los Angeles where I am doing consulting and development work.

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