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Article #16711: Executing the explorer find file dialog

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FAQ1711D.txt   Executing the explorer find file dialog
Category   :Windows API
Platform    :All
Product    :All 32 bit  

Question:
How can I execute the Windows Explorer Find File Dialog Box?

Answer:
The following example demonstrates using DDE to execute Explorer's
find file dialog. The example opens the dialog in the Directory
"C:\Download".


procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  with TDDEClientConv.Create(Self) do begin
    ConnectMode := ddeManual;
    ServiceApplication := 'explorer.exe';
    SetLink( 'Folders', 'AppProperties');
    OpenLink;
    ExecuteMacro('[FindFolder(, C:\DOWNLOAD)]', False);
    CloseLink;
    Free;
  end;
end;

7/16/98 4:31:28 PM
 

Last Modified: 01-SEP-99