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Kevin Robertson 
5 months ago
The Folder Browser Dialog that comes with Visual Studio, in my opinion, is very poor. It uses Environment.SpecialFolder to set the Root Folder, but this only works with certain settings as illustrated in my first screenshot.

Is there a way (besides writing my own Class) to create a Folder Browser Dialog like the one in my second screenshot? I can do something similar with the Open File Dialog so that it behaves like the Folder Browser Dialog but obviously the static labels can't be changed and it still shows files.
Kevin Robertson
5 months ago

Kevin Robertson
5 months ago

Alex Hedley
5 months ago
I've never understood why you couldn't use all the functionality

Haha you tried
CommonOpenFileDialog, that could be set into a IsFolderPicker

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Kevin Robertson
5 months ago
Thanks Alex. Got that working eventually - looks so much better.
When I Googled how to code it. Every pages I found was in C#. Was able to translate into VB without too many problems.
Alex Hedley
5 months ago
VB is always left behind.
You should blog about it!
How does it look? I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
Richard Rost
5 months ago
I haven't experimented with ANY of this yet. I'm definitely behind when it comes to Visual Studio.
Kevin Robertson
5 months ago

Alex Hedley
5 months ago
@Rich you should upgrade some of your old VB6 apps as an exercise.

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