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    Default Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    Can we please have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen, please? This is something that I'm afraid has been overlooked for a long time now.

    What I mean is having the following Studio feature wrapped up into a class;

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    The snapshot is a sample taken from the Studio when the "Find" dialog's "Browse..." button is clicked.

    I know there are other solutions available and even those developed entirely in DataFlex such as this dialog which I happen to use myself;
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    It is just that the first dialog IS SO MUCH BETTER TO USE AND MORE FLEXIBLE. And when Unicode/x64 comes into play it gets even more complicated to "roll-your-own". This would be a HUGE TIME SAVER to us all when we struggle to try to provide folder selector dialog(s) for users, while running our programs.

    Is it complicated for DAW to allow us to have at least limited access to the DfFolderDialog.dll that I believe is used for the first dialog? If so, perhaps copy the bits that is needed for the folder selector into its own component and wrap a class around it?

    What do others think about the idea?
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1. I've never liked the sorta treeview folder chooser.
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1 for sure
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1

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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1

    Ever looked at the codejock file/folder selector? Very nice. We use that one (I guess the studio is using that one too).
    Maybe something for DataAccess to make default.
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    Hi,
    I have and build and published a class for it here on the newsgroups many moons ago. But to use it I think you need to have the CodeJock full Suite. And many developers don't have the luxury to buy the full CodeJock Suite just to have a decent folder selector But I agree that it is nice.
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    Yes, you need Codejock.Controls.Unicode.v18.3.0.ocx (or other version) for this. If DAW has a license for it, it would be great.
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    Default Re: Can we have a Folder selector dialog for Next Gen?

    +1

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