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Is there a way to accurately get the current folder path from an open/save dialog box?

At the moment I'm using _GUICtrlComboBox_GetListArray on ComboBox1 and then combining the folder names to get the path. This works really well most of the time, but isn't totally reliable. Usually the combo box doesn't display other folders at the same level as the curent folder, but ocassionally it does and this makes things trickier.

Is there an easier way to determine the folder path?

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Is there a way to accurately get the current folder path from an open/save dialog box?

At the moment I'm using _GUICtrlComboBox_GetListArray on ComboBox1 and then combining the folder names to get the path. This works really well most of the time, but isn't totally reliable. Usually the combo box doesn't display other folders at the same level as the curent folder, but ocassionally it does and this makes things trickier.

Is there an easier way to determine the folder path?

Try FileSelectFolder(), is more easy.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Try FileSelectFolder(), is more easy.

Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately FileSelectFolder() simply starts a Browse For Folder dialog box, and doesn't help me get the folder path from an open/save dialog box.

EDIT:

I've tried to figure out a way of using this:

GetCurrentDirectory Function

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364934(VS.85).aspx

.. but I haven't been very succesful. Any help would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately FileSelectFolder() simply starts a Browse For Folder dialog box, and doesn't help me get the folder path from an open/save dialog box.

EDIT:

I've tried to figure out a way of using this:

GetCurrentDirectory Function

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364934(VS.85).aspx

.. but I haven't been very succesful. Any help would be appreciated.

You could look at FileOpenDialog() and FileSaveDialog() functions as a possibility.

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;      FileOpenDialog (         "title",        "init dir",             "filter" [, options [, "default name" [, hwnd]]] )
$var = FileOpenDialog ("Open Something", @WindowsDir & "\", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)", 1 + 4 )
MsgBox(0,"",$var)

;$variable = FileSaveDialog ( "title", "init dir", "filter" [, options [, "default name" [, hwnd]]] )

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Afair, he needs to read the current path from such dialog in other application.

I've tried to figure out a way of using this:

GetCurrentDirectory Function

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364934(VS.85).aspx

.. but I haven't been very succesful. Any help would be appreciated.

I think it's will not help you, it is the same as @WorkingDir macro...

FileChangeDir(@ProgramFilesDir)
ConsoleWrite(_GetWorkingDir() & @CRLF)

FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
ConsoleWrite(_GetWorkingDir() & @CRLF)

Func _GetWorkingDir()
    Local $stCurDir = DllStructCreate("char[256]")
    DllCall("Kernel32.dll", "int", "GetCurrentDirectoryA", "dword", 256, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($stCurDir))
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
    
    Return DllStructGetData($stCurDir, 1)
EndFunc

 

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Afair, he needs to read the current path from such dialog in other application.

I think it's will not help you, it is the same as @WorkingDir macro...

FileChangeDir(@ProgramFilesDir)
ConsoleWrite(_GetWorkingDir() & @CRLF)

FileChangeDir(@ScriptDir)
ConsoleWrite(_GetWorkingDir() & @CRLF)

Func _GetWorkingDir()
    Local $stCurDir = DllStructCreate("char[256]")
    DllCall("Kernel32.dll", "int", "GetCurrentDirectoryA", "dword", 256, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($stCurDir))
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 0, "")
    
    Return DllStructGetData($stCurDir, 1)
EndFunc
Thanks for the info.

Is there something similar to GetCurrentDirectory that I can use to get the working directory from another program or process?

I notice that Process Explorer from Sysinternals lists the "Current Directory" of programs and this reflects the open/save folder path. So presumably there is a way...

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