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Display the Browse for Folder dialog box

   

Use the following routine to display the Windows "Browse for Folder" dialog box.

function FindFolder(Handle: THandle;
  Title: string = 'Please specify a folder'): string;
var
  lpItemID: PItemIDList;
  BrowseInfo: TBrowseInfo;
  DisplayName: array[0..MAX_PATH] of char;
  TempPath: array[0..MAX_PATH] of char;
begin
  Result := '';
  FillChar(BrowseInfo, sizeof(TBrowseInfo), #0);
  BrowseInfo.hwndOwner := Handle;
  BrowseInfo.pszDisplayName := @DisplayName;
  BrowseInfo.lpszTitle := PChar(Title);
  BrowseInfo.ulFlags := BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS;
  lpItemID := SHBrowseForFolder(BrowseInfo);
  if lpItemId <> nil then
  begin
    SHGetPathFromIDList(lpItemID, TempPath);
    Result := TempPath;
    GlobalFreePtr(lpItemID);
  end;
end;

You will need to use the Windows and ShlObj units to get the code to compile.

Author: Joe Donth
Contributor: Joe Donth
Added: 2003-03-31
Last updated: 2003-03-31

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