Using Win32 functions in Visual FoxPro Image Gallery
Shell Functions
..msdn
AssocQueryString
DllGetVersion
DragAcceptFiles
DragFinish
DragQueryFile
DragQueryPoint
FileIconInit
FindExecutable
GetFileNameFromBrowse
GetMenuContextHelpId
GetWindowContextHelpId
InetIsOffline
IsUserAnAdmin
LoadUserProfile
PathMakeUniqueName
PathYetAnotherMakeUniqueName
RealDriveType
RestartDialog
SHAddToRecentDocs
SHBrowseForFolder
SHCreateDirectory
ShellAbout
ShellExecute
ShellExecuteEx
Shell_GetImageLists
Shell_NotifyIcon
SHEmptyRecycleBin
SHFileOperation
SHFormatDrive
SHGetFileInfo
SHGetFolderPath
SHGetPathFromIDList
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation
SHGetStockIconInfo
SHParseDisplayName
SHQueryRecycleBin
SHSimpleIDListFromPath
UnloadUserProfile
WinHelp
Code examples:
Browsing Windows Known Folders (Special Folders)
Displaying system dialog that selects a folder
Displaying system dialog that selects a folder

User rating: 0/10 (0 votes)
Rate this code sample:
  • ~
More code examples    Listed functions    Add comment     W32 Constants      Translate this page Printer friendly version of this code sample
Versions:
click to open
Before you begin:

Starting with VFP7 the original GETDIR function is changed to be a wrapper around the SHBrowseForFolder function.

Check a similar code published in FoxTalk November 1999 by Andrew Coates.

See also:
 
  Members area. Log in to view this example.
 
  User name:
  Password:
 
 
  Forgot your password?
 
  Sign up for
the Membership
 
 


User rating: 0/10 (0 votes)
Rate this code sample:
  • ~
4556 bytes  
Created: 2003-01-02 15:38:46  
Modified: 2011-02-16 07:01:05  
Visits in 7 days: 76  
Listed functions:
GetActiveWindow
GlobalAlloc
GlobalFree
GlobalSize
SHBrowseForFolder
SHGetPathFromIDList
SHParseDisplayName
Printer friendly API declarations
My comment:
I use the GlobalFree function to release the allocated memory.

In Andrew Coates code this is
= CoTaskMemFree(lpIDList)
which is probably a better way.

The SHParseDisplayName translates the initial path to the pointer to an item identifier list (PIDL).

* * *
Windows Shell script:
oShell = CREATEOBJECT("Shell.Application")

oFolder = oShell.Application.BrowseForFolder(_screen.HWnd,;
        "Select Folder", 1, "c:\Program Files")

IF NOT ISNULL(oFolder)
        ? oFolder.self.Path
ENDIF
Word Index links for this example:
Translate this page:
  Spanish    Portuguese    German    French    Italian  
FreeTranslation.com offers instant, free translations of text or web pages.
User Contributed Notes:
R vd Wiel | 2005-05-23 04:25:08
Hi,
Great function to document, I only think that the last update broke something. Function 'buf2dword' isn't defined and the call to SHBrowseForFolder gives an exception.
A.M. | 2005-05-23 07:25:32
The buf2dword() added. I'll check what possibly could be wrong with the SHBrowseForFolder call.

Copyright 2001-2018 News2News, Inc. Before reproducing or distributing any data from this site please ask for an approval from its owner. Unless otherwise specified, this page is for your personal and non-commercial use. The information on this page is presented AS IS, meaning that you may use it at your own risk. Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Windows are trade marks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

Privacy policy
Credits: PHP (4.4.9), an HTML-embedded scripting language, MySQL (5.6.39), the Open Source standard SQL database, AceHTML Freeware Version 4, freeware HTML Editor of choice.   Hosted by Korax Online Inc.
Last Topics Visited (54.227.17.101)
17 sec.Function: 'CeGetFileSize'
Function group: 'Remote Application Programming (RAPI)'
32 sec.
51 sec.Function: 'DragQueryPoint'
Function group: 'Shell Functions'
1.13 min.Function: 'OpenEventLog'
1.4 min.Function: 'Beep'
1.65 min.Function: 'Escape'
Function group: 'Printing and Print Spooler'
1.93 min.Function: 'MAPISendDocuments'
Function group: 'Simple MAPI'
2.22 min.Example: 'Storing the environment strings in cursor'
2.52 min.Function: 'CeRegOpenKeyEx'
Function group: 'Remote Application Programming (RAPI)'
2.8 min.Function: 'GetFileNameFromBrowse'
Function group: 'Shell Functions'
Google
Advertise here!