OhBobSaget

FileOpenDialog - Chaging default button text

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Hi,

I am wondering if it is possible to change the text displayed on the buttons on the FileOpenDialog window.  Do you guys have any idea ?

Do i need to code a brand new FileOpenDialog function in order to do this ?  Is there some alternative FileOpenDialog solutions ?

Thank you :)

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I Edit a Guinness code and got this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
Global Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files." ;Must be global to allow compare

HotKeySet("{F8}", "_ShowDialog")

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate('An(other) example by guinness - 2013', Default, Default) ; Create a GUI.
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)

    GUIRegisterMsg(_WinAPI_RegisterWindowMessage('SHELLHOOK'), 'WM_SHELLHOOK') ; Define a window message and assign to the WM_SHELLHOOK function.
    _WinAPI_RegisterShellHookWindow($hGUI) ; Register the shell hook message to our GUI.

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch
    WEnd

    _WinAPI_DeregisterShellHookWindow($hGUI)
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func WM_SHELLHOOK($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $iMsg
    Local $sTitle = ""
    Switch $wParam

        Case $HSHELL_WINDOWCREATED
            $sTitle = WinGetTitle($lParam)
            If WinGetProcess($lParam) = @AutoItPID And $sTitle=$sMessage Then
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button1", "AutoIt")
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button2", "Danyfirex")
            EndIf


    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_SHELLHOOK

Func _ShowDialog()
    ; Create a constant variable in Local scope of the message to display in FileOpenDialog.
    Local Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files."

    ; Display an open dialog to select a list of file(s).
    Local $sFileOpenDialog = FileOpenDialog($sMessage, @WindowsDir & "\", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", $FD_FILEMUSTEXIST + $FD_MULTISELECT)
    If @error Then
        ; Display the error message.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "No file(s) were selected.")

        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
    Else
        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)

        ; Replace instances of "|" with @CRLF in the string returned by FileOpenDialog.
        $sFileOpenDialog = StringReplace($sFileOpenDialog, "|", @CRLF)

        ; Display the list of selected files.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "You chose the following files:" & @CRLF & $sFileOpenDialog)
    EndIf

EndFunc   ;==>_Dialog

 

Saludos

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

OhBobSaget,

Or use my ChooseFileFolder UDF and then you can make your own buttons.

M23

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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OhBobSaget,

Or use my ChooseFileFolder UDF and then you can make your own buttons.

M23

Edit: 24k

Thank you for your input :)

I tried ChooseFileFolder and unfortunately this is not exactly what i want.  I want to have a window to select single or multiple files in a folder ( with a root specified in the OpenFileDialog ).  I also need this window to look-alike the windows open file dialog.

 

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You can build your own and make it look however you'd like. FileOpenDialog is a standard Windows GUI, so it won't be very modifiable.


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OhBobSaget,

 I want to have a window to select single or multiple files in a folder ( with a root specified in the OpenFileDialog ). 

Which the UDF can do for you very simply - and the user cannot navigate to other folders (unlike the Windows version).

 I also need this window to look-alike the windows open file dialog

Which the UDF cannot, but is the visual appearance really so important? Surely functionality comes first?

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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I Edit a Guinness code and got this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
Global Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files." ;Must be global to allow compare

HotKeySet("{F8}", "_ShowDialog")

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate('An(other) example by guinness - 2013', Default, Default) ; Create a GUI.
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)

    GUIRegisterMsg(_WinAPI_RegisterWindowMessage('SHELLHOOK'), 'WM_SHELLHOOK') ; Define a window message and assign to the WM_SHELLHOOK function.
    _WinAPI_RegisterShellHookWindow($hGUI) ; Register the shell hook message to our GUI.

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch
    WEnd

    _WinAPI_DeregisterShellHookWindow($hGUI)
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func WM_SHELLHOOK($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $iMsg
    Local $sTitle = ""
    Switch $wParam

        Case $HSHELL_WINDOWCREATED
            $sTitle = WinGetTitle($lParam)
            If WinGetProcess($lParam) = @AutoItPID And $sTitle=$sMessage Then
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button1", "AutoIt")
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button2", "Danyfirex")
            EndIf


    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_SHELLHOOK

Func _ShowDialog()
    ; Create a constant variable in Local scope of the message to display in FileOpenDialog.
    Local Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files."

    ; Display an open dialog to select a list of file(s).
    Local $sFileOpenDialog = FileOpenDialog($sMessage, @WindowsDir & "\", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", $FD_FILEMUSTEXIST + $FD_MULTISELECT)
    If @error Then
        ; Display the error message.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "No file(s) were selected.")

        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
    Else
        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)

        ; Replace instances of "|" with @CRLF in the string returned by FileOpenDialog.
        $sFileOpenDialog = StringReplace($sFileOpenDialog, "|", @CRLF)

        ; Display the list of selected files.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "You chose the following files:" & @CRLF & $sFileOpenDialog)
    EndIf

EndFunc   ;==>_Dialog

 

Saludos

 

Sounds good ! This is was i needed :)

 

Thank you very much!!!

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You're wellcome. Look out with $sMessage. I declared it twice lol. Just keep the global one.

 

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Hopefully i will be able to implement parts of your code.  The problem is i don't have a GUI or parent GUI to register.

I have a couple options available in the Tray Menu.  When selecting a specific entry in the Tray menu you launch the following function :

While 1
      Switch TrayGetMsg()
        Case $fileTransfer
            getFileToTransfer()
        EndSwitch
Wend
Func getFileToTransfer()
   $fTDialog = FileOpenDialog( "Please select the files you want to transfer", VerifUSBconnect() , "All Files (*.*)|Word Documents (*.docx)|PDF Documents (*.pdf)", 7 )
   If @error Then
      getFileToTransfer()
   EndIf
   return StringSplit($fTDialog, "|") ;
EndFunc

I think i can't set the button text using this way of doing things right ?

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

of couse yes. just create a dummy gui (hidden)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
Global Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files." ;Must be global to allow compare

HotKeySet("{F8}", "_ShowDialog")

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate('Just a Dummy GUI', Default, Default) ; Create a dummy gui no need to be visible


    GUIRegisterMsg(_WinAPI_RegisterWindowMessage('SHELLHOOK'), 'WM_SHELLHOOK') ; Define a window message and assign to the WM_SHELLHOOK function.
    _WinAPI_RegisterShellHookWindow($hGUI) ; Register the shell hook message to our GUI.

      _ShowDialog()

    _WinAPI_DeregisterShellHookWindow($hGUI)
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func WM_SHELLHOOK($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $iMsg
    Local $sTitle = ""
    Switch $wParam

        Case $HSHELL_WINDOWCREATED
            $sTitle = WinGetTitle($lParam)
            If WinGetProcess($lParam) = @AutoItPID And $sTitle=$sMessage Then
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button1", "AutoIt")
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button2", "Danyfirex")
            EndIf


    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_SHELLHOOK

Func _ShowDialog()
    ; Create a constant variable in Local scope of the message to display in FileOpenDialog.
    Local Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files."

    ; Display an open dialog to select a list of file(s).
    Local $sFileOpenDialog = FileOpenDialog($sMessage, @WindowsDir & "\", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", $FD_FILEMUSTEXIST + $FD_MULTISELECT)
    If @error Then
        ; Display the error message.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "No file(s) were selected.")

        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
    Else
        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)

        ; Replace instances of "|" with @CRLF in the string returned by FileOpenDialog.
        $sFileOpenDialog = StringReplace($sFileOpenDialog, "|", @CRLF)

        ; Display the list of selected files.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "You chose the following files:" & @CRLF & $sFileOpenDialog)
    EndIf

EndFunc   ;==>_Dialog

 

 

Saludos

Edited by Danyfirex
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A better example.

 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3>; Required for the $TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW constant.

Global Const $sMessage = "Hold down Ctrl or Shift to choose multiple files." ;Must be global to allow compare


Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3) ; The default tray menu items will not be shown and items are not checked when selected. These are options 1 and 2 for TrayMenuMode.

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate("My Dummy GUI", 0, 0)
    Local $idShowDlg = TrayCreateItem("ShowDialog")
    TrayCreateItem("") ; Create a separator line.
    GUIRegisterMsg(_WinAPI_RegisterWindowMessage('SHELLHOOK'), 'WM_SHELLHOOK') ; Define a window message and assign to the WM_SHELLHOOK function.
    _WinAPI_RegisterShellHookWindow($hGUI) ; Register the shell hook message to our GUI.




    Local $idExit = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

    TraySetState($TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW) ; Show the tray menu.

    While 1
        Switch TrayGetMsg()
            Case $idShowDlg ; Display a message box about the AutoIt version and installation path of the AutoIt executable.
                _ShowDialog()
            Case $idExit ; Exit the loop.
                _WinAPI_DeregisterShellHookWindow($hGUI)
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example



Func WM_SHELLHOOK($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $iMsg
    Local $sTitle = ""
    Switch $wParam

        Case $HSHELL_WINDOWCREATED
            $sTitle = WinGetTitle($lParam)
            If WinGetProcess($lParam) = @AutoItPID And $sTitle = $sMessage Then
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button1", "AutoIt")
                ControlSetText($sTitle, "", "Button2", "Danyfirex")
            EndIf


    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_SHELLHOOK

Func _ShowDialog()

    ; Display an open dialog to select a list of file(s).
    Local $sFileOpenDialog = FileOpenDialog($sMessage, @WindowsDir & "\", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", $FD_FILEMUSTEXIST + $FD_MULTISELECT)
    If @error Then
        ; Display the error message.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "No file(s) were selected.")

        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
    Else
        ; Change the working directory (@WorkingDir) back to the location of the script directory as FileOpenDialog sets it to the last accessed folder.
        FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)

        ; Replace instances of "|" with @CRLF in the string returned by FileOpenDialog.
        $sFileOpenDialog = StringReplace($sFileOpenDialog, "|", @CRLF)

        ; Display the list of selected files.
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "You chose the following files:" & @CRLF & $sFileOpenDialog)
    EndIf

EndFunc   ;==>_ShowDialog

Saludos

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Excellent ;) Thank you for your time Dany ! Much appreciated

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You're wellcome mate.

Saludos

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