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Via API calls, has the user choose a directory. No commondialog needed!

Original Author: Kamilche

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Place this in a class to use.

Code

Option Explicit
Private Const BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS = 1
Private Const BIF_DONTGOBELOWDOMAIN = 2
Private Const MAX_PATH = 260
Private Declare Function SHBrowseForFolder Lib "shell32" _
         (lpbi As BrowseInfo) As Long
Private Declare Function SHGetPathFromIDList Lib "shell32" _
         (ByVal pidList As Long, _
         ByVal lpBuffer As String) As Long
Private Declare Function lstrcat Lib "kernel32" Alias "lstrcatA" _
         (ByVal lpString1 As String, ByVal _
         lpString2 As String) As Long
Private Type BrowseInfo
hWndOwner  As Long
pIDLRoot  As Long
pszDisplayName As Long
lpszTitle  As Long
ulFlags  As Long
lpfnCallback As Long
lParam   As Long
iImage   As Long
End Type

Friend Function GetFolderName() As String
'Opens a Treeview control that displays the directories in a computer
Dim lpIDList As Long
Dim sBuffer As String
Dim szTitle As String
Dim tBrowseInfo As BrowseInfo
szTitle = "This is the title"
With tBrowseInfo
  .hWndOwner = 0 'Me.hwnd
  .lpszTitle = lstrcat(szTitle, "")
  .ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS + BIF_DONTGOBELOWDOMAIN
End With
lpIDList = SHBrowseForFolder(tBrowseInfo)
If (lpIDList) Then
  sBuffer = Space(MAX_PATH)
  SHGetPathFromIDList lpIDList, sBuffer
  sBuffer = Left(sBuffer, InStr(sBuffer, vbNullChar) - 1)
End If

GetFolderName = sBuffer
End Function

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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Visual Basic 6

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