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    • By c.haslam
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      _cFileSelectFolder() is intended as a replacement for native FileSelectFolder() for selecting folders: It implements the left pane of FileSelectFolder(), and goes beyond FileSelectFolder() in several ways.
      Features:
      •    It is user friendly and designed to be easy to use;
      •    New folder, Delete folder and Rename folder controls are optional;
      •    Its GUI can be placed anywhere, including centred on another window;
      •    Neither needs nor uses CLSIDs;
      •    Checks calling parameters rigorously, with the user choosing either to show error messages in a dialog or to set @error and return them to the caller;
      •    For local and mapped drives, accepts file specifications with drives that can be drive letters, drive labels, or both,
      •    For local and mapped drives, always returns drive letter:\ ...\ so its output is compatible with native AutoIt functions.
      •    For UNC paths, returns \\computer\share\...\
      •    For unmapped drives on computers on the network,  offers a shortcut to shares.
      •    Selecting a treeview item to be highlighted initially is specified in a user-friendly way, including a diagnostic for when the user gets it wrong
      •    Because it can be called with many arguments, a user can show a list of the arguments / parameters and their values
      The root of the treeview 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_6_1.pdf
      Comments and suggestions are most welcome.
       
       
       
      cFileSelectFolder 1_6_1.pdf
    • By Gringo
      Hi,
      I'm trying to:
      -Select a file in a folder (to store it to an ini file)
      -Write the file on an ini
      -Copy files to the folder selected by the user
      instead of using FileOpenDialog then FileSelectFolder, I was wondering if it was possible to do the whole thing only with FileOpenDialog spliting the value returned in 2 variables. I got something like that for the first part (select a file and store it to an ini file)
      Local $message = "Select your executable" Local $pathk = FileOpenDialog($message, "C:" & "", "Select the executable you want to terminate (*.exe)", 1 + 4) Local $path = "None" ;ici je dois copier les fichiers $split = StringSplit($pathk, "\") $tokill = $split[$split[0]] If @error Then MsgBox(4096, "", "No Executable chosen") Else MsgBox(4096, "", $pathk & " Will be terminated " & @LF & @LF & "Press OK to EXIT ") IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\path.ini", "Torun", "path", $path) IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\path.ini", "Tokill", "pathk", $tokill) EndIf As you can see I manage to split the value returned by FileOpenDialog to have only the exe but as a noob I can't manage to get the path to copy the files I need to the same path.
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    • By tremolux66
      I've abandoned the FileSelectFolder() approach and rolled my own UDF to create a dialog containing the folder list in a ListView, which seems to work fine. It's also a better fit to our requirements: we don't really want the user wandering around in the folder-selection dialog, plus the UDF displays some associated info for each folder in a second column. Thanks again to the forum members who took a look at this.
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      Any idea what causes the delay? And is there a way around it?
       
    • By TheDcoder
      Hello! , I have a little doubt about the "root dir" parameter in FileSelectFolder, The helpfile states:
      Questions:
      1. GUI file tree? Isn't that something like this?:

      But the dialog for selecting a folder in FileSelectFolder is similar to the dialog of FileOpenDialog
       
      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?
       
      Thanks in Advance, TD
    • By JibsMan
      My program starts by asking the user to select or create a directory to copy files to. FileSelectFolder won't let me type in a directory name and have it created. DirCreate doesn't have the GUI interface to allow the user to select a directory. Is there a method to display the File Tree and let the user either select an existing directory OR enter a directory name to add?
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