Folder Dialog/Browser by Sena



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ActiveX Control

Check this out guys! This is a very nice ActiveX. You can easily browse your folders in your computer. It's better than the default Drive, Dir and File List Box. Well, the download link is here:
Now, let's learn how to use it

  1. Download the file
  2. Load the file by clicking on the Project > Components then click on the "Browse" button
  3. Open the "fdiag.ocx" file
  4. Give a check on the small box next to the "Folder Dialog by Sena" text
  5. Press OK
  6. Now, click on the Folder Dialog Component on the Toolbox
  7. Leave the name "fdiag1"
  8. Create a textbox. Keep the name "Text1"
  9. Create a Command button too. And keep the name "Command1"!
  10. Enter these code on the Form
Text1.Text = fdiag1.BrowseForFolder(Form1.hWnd, "Choose a folder...")

11. Now, test out your program!
12. Click on the Command1 and choose a folder
13. On the Textbox, you should see the path of the folder that you've choosed!

That's so easy! You can make many programs with this ActiveX. Whatever it is, the code is just like this:

fdiag1.BrowseForFolder #FormhWnd#, #Prompted Message#

For the FormhWnd, just enter:


Change the #form# into the name of the form that you put on the ActiveX! For example, you put the ActiveX on the frmAbout, so the code will be like this:

fdiag1.BrowseForFolder frmAbout.hWnd, "##Enter a message here##"

That's all! Thanks for reading!

Created by Sena

Martin Allen 1999 - 2011.  Last updated Friday 12 August 2011 11:59:50 PM +0100.