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Subject: RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser?
Thread ID: 112271 Message ID: 112280 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Forms
Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 1:39:27 AM         
   


>>What exactly do you mean by "simplify?"

Go File/Open in IE. Type c:\docu and stop. You can now hit [tab] and have 'ments and settings' filled in for you, and so on. That's what I mean.

This type of control shows up elsewhere in Windows (it's in the 'update driver' dialogue in device manager). If I can't get to it, not a huge deal, but it would be a handy addition/alternative to the GETFILE dialogue for those who use the keyboard.

Thanks,
-hh

> > I have a "Browse..." button beside my combo box which calls GETFILE() for the full explorer-type dialog; but I'm looking to simplify path entry for users who want to type it in directly.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Howard
> >
> > > Have you tried this first?
> > >
=GETDIR("","","",16384)

> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I would like to provide a combobox control that makes typing in a directory path or file name easier. Prior-visited paths would be nice, but I care more about helping the user along as they type a path name by hand, displaying matching directory or file names in the drop-down for easy selection. The IE File/Open dialog is what I'm after, or, even better, the Windows Explorer address bar, which, when dropped-down via mouse click, shows "Desktop", "My Document", "My Computer", etc.
> > > >
> > > > Any advice much appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Howard

> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mike Gagnon
> > >

>
> Howard,
>
> If GETDIR() doesn't strike your fancy, and if you are actually looking for a file rather than a directory, then GETFILE() is the command that will do it for you. If you want more than this, you have to "roll-your-own."
>
> Take a look at Filer.dll that ships with VFP. You can use this to do anything you want - populate a treeview, a listbox, etc. What exactly do you mean by "simplify?"
>
> Ken
> You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)


ENTIRE THREAD

Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 12:26:57 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 1:00:00 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 1:10:47 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/7/2006 1:16:49 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 1:39:27 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/7/2006 1:58:51 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 3:20:14 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 4:08:36 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 8:45:48 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by dencio @ 11/7/2006 8:58:59 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 11:28:14 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by tushar @ 11/7/2006 3:57:05 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 10:35:54 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/8/2006 2:16:48 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/8/2006 5:27:58 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by tushar @ 11/8/2006 4:36:26 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by dencio @ 11/9/2006 9:40:55 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/14/2006 1:53:36 PM