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cFileSelectFolder 1.1.0

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_cFileSelectFolder() is intended as a replacement for native FileSelectFoldeer() for selecting folders: It implements the left pane of FileSelectFolder(), and goes beyond FileSelectFolder() in several ways.

•    It is user friendly and designed to be easy to use;
•    Its GUI can be placed anywhere, including centred on another window;
•    It neither needs nor uses CLSIDs;
•    It checks calling parameters rigorously, either showing a user error message in a dialog or by returning the message and setting @error to 1.
•    For local and mapped drives, it accepts file specifications with drives that can be drive letters, drive labels, or both,
•    For local and mapped drives, it always returns drive letter:\ ...\ so its output is compatible with native AutoIt functions.
•    For UNC paths, it returns \\computer\share\...\
•    For unmapped drives on computers on the network, it offers a shortcut to shares.

The initial display can be:
•    The Desktop hierarchy with Desktop at the top
•     Partial Desktop hierarchy with any other Desktop item at the top, with or without local/mapped drives and file folders, or remote shares and file folders (as appropriate),
•     Local/mapped drives and file folders, or
•    Remote shares and folders.

The script and example scripts are in the zip file. Documentation beyond what is in the UDF header is  in the PDF file, cFileSelectFolder 1_1_0.pdf.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome.


What's New in Version 1.1.0



Edit history

1.0.0    First release to AutoIt forum
1.0.1    Fixed bug in InitializePerDesktop() $g_sFSF_PreTree that caused ‘Network’ to fail
1.0.2    Added in-script documentation
1.0.3    InitializePerHybrid(): Shows folder icon for $sRoot ending with folder
1.0.4    InitializePerHybrid() > Fixed share name bug
1.1.0    Now always returns selection path ending with \ : a script-breaking change
Checks $sExclFolders parameter, removing spaces around | separators
Faster checking of $sRoot parameter with removal of spaces around \ separators
When $sRoot parameter  ends with folder that contains no folders, shows this in treeview


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