Opening a directory chooser in C#


I am writing a quick and dirty application that reads all the files from a given directory. I'm currently using the OpenFileDialog to choose a directory and just culling off the file name that it provides. It seems like there should be a way to just choose directories though, but in a quick browsing of MSDN I didn't find it.

If you have a way in winforms or more preferably in WPF I'm all ears.

11/12/2008 5:56:03 PM

Accepted Answer

You'll want to use a FolderBrowserDialog.

11/12/2008 5:58:20 PM

using FORMS = System.Windows.Forms;

var dialog = new System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog();
FORMS.DialogResult result = dialog.ShowDialog();
if (result == FORMS.DialogResult.OK)
    MessageBox.Show("Result: " + dialog.SelectedPath);

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