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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.

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4556 bytes  
Created: 2003-01-02 15:38:46  
Modified: 2011-02-16 07:01:05  
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Listed functions:
GetActiveWindow
GlobalAlloc
GlobalFree
GlobalSize
SHBrowseForFolder
SHGetPathFromIDList
SHParseDisplayName
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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
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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.

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