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Hello! :D, I have a little doubt about the "root dir" parameter in FileSelectFolder, The helpfile states:

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Root directory of GUI file tree. It limits a choice in the root folder. Use "" for Desktop to be root.

Questions:

1. GUI file tree? Isn't that something like this?:

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But the dialog for selecting a folder in FileSelectFolder is similar to the dialog of FileOpenDialog :think:

 

2. "It limits the choice in the root folder"... "" is considered to be @DesktopDir, then why am I able to select folders outside the Desktop folder?

 

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4 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

But the dialog for selecting a folder in FileSelectFolder is similar to the dialog of FileOpenDialog :think:

Not really, FileSelectFolder selects a folder where as FileOpenDIalog() allows for selecting a file.

The root dir is what it is ... the root of the tree shown in the selection window, so am not sure what your question is there.

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1 minute ago, Jos said:

Not really, FileSelectFolder selects a folder where as FileOpenDIalog() allows for selecting a file.

"Similar" is what I used... not "similar" is not "same" :P

 

2 minutes ago, Jos said:

The root dir is what it is ... the root of the tree shown in the selection window

This is what I see when I run the example script:

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Its not restricting me to the desktop folder only, I can select any folder in my hard drive... but it shouldn't be like that when I use root dir :unsure:


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The example is not using the @DesktopDir.

This is using the desktop dir:

$f=FileSelectFolder("test",@DesktopDir)

 


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@Jos But helpfile says:

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Use "" for Desktop to be root

 


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@JohnOne I know already but I was confused about this part:

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It limits a choice in the root folder

 


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There are 2 desktop's used by microsoft:

desktop.JPG.fed279cff5ad9bda6e3135a4c658

The top one is what the default is for FileSelectFolder() and the actual @DesktopDir is the second shown in the image.

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16 minutes ago, Jos said:

There are 2 desktop's used by microsoft

:shocked: I was not aware of that... Thanks! :D


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7 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

:shocked: I was not aware of that...

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