2.14.1.3 dlgPath

Brief Information

Open the Folder selection dialog

Additional Information

X-Function not designed for Auto GetN Dialog.

Command Line Usage

1. dlgPath; // path will be saved to path$

2. dlgPath init:="c:\"; // open with c:\ selected

Variables

Display
Name
Variable
Name
I/O
and
Type
Default
Value
Description
path

Output

string

path$

String to receive folder path. If not specified, path will be saved to path$.

title

Input

string

Optional string to display inside dialog.

init

Input

string

Optional string to set the starting folder when dialog opens.

showfiles

Input

int

1

Set to 0 to not display files under each folder. Note that dialog does not allow selecting and returning a file path.

Description

This X-Function opens a dialog for user to select a folder path.

Examples

This example first calls dlgPath for user to select a folder path.
Then it calls the findFolders X-function to get all the sub folder names under that path.
It then creates the same sub folder structure in Project Explorer.

dlgPath init:="c:\"; // Let user pick a folder path, start with c:\. The picked path will be put to path$
findFolders; // Find all folders under that path$. Result will be in folder$
if(folder.GetLength() < 1)
{
	type "No subfolders found";
	break 1;
}
 
int nn = folder.GetNumTokens(CRLF); // Get count of how many subfolders
type "$(nn) subfolders found";
string strTemp$;
for(int ii = 1; ii <=nn; ii++)
{
	strTemp$ = folder.GetToken(ii, CRLF)$; // get the next sub folder name
	pe_mkdir strTemp$; // create sub folder in Project Explorer
}

Related X-Functions

dlgFile