We've all used
FolderBrowserDialogand its precursor
SHBrowseForFolder. While these common controls are very useful in stock form, they never quite seem to do exactly what you want - there's always some UI artifact that you really don't want. And, like many things in .NET, the managed API seems to be a thin wrapper around the unmanaged API, and the managed API therefore inherits all the quirks.
I had a few gripes about
- The stock "Browse For Folder" dialog title... I want to say something more informative.
- There's no option for a path edit box... it's in
SHBrowseForFolderbut disappeared in
Here's a snap of the sample app;
I REALLY like have the Folder edit/textbox on my Folder Browser dialogs. All to often I have a folder path already on the clipboard and waiting to be pasted when I run into this dialog. And in most cases, there's no folder textbox, so I have to click my way to the given folder... (grumbling the whole way)
Needless to say, when I saw this CodeProject I wanted to be sure to capture it here in my remote, cloud based, full text searchable memory store... ;)