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[REPOST] OpenFileDialog and Thumbnails view

the dotnet OpenFileDialog brings up a window that looks
similar to a File Explorer window, and indeed depending
on some user settings may list files in a details view,
thumbnails view etc.

Is there any way to guarantee that the dialog comes up in
a particular state-- for instance showing thumbnails?

a similar question would be how to control the list of
folders that appear on the bar on the left of the dialog
when it is shown.

Thanks in advance!

Nov 15 '05 #1
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You may use the InitialDirectory property to control the folders that
appear.

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Regards,

Felix Wang

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the dotnet OpenFileDialog brings up a window that looks
similar to a File Explorer window, and indeed depending
on some user settings may list files in a details view,
thumbnails view etc.

Is there any way to guarantee that the dialog comes up in
a particular state-- for instance showing thumbnails?

a similar question would be how to control the list of
folders that appear on the bar on the left of the dialog
when it is shown.

Thanks in advance!

Nov 15 '05 #2
InitialDirectory controls which folder appears, not the style of
presentation. I think the question is how to get the equivalent of
FileExplorer menu View..Thumbnails, View..Details etc.

I'd guess this has something to do with shell extensions and some state that
is persisted for the folder, but i'm afraid i don't know the real answer to
the question.

Does anybody know?
"Felix Wang" <I'*@home.now> wrote in message
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You may use the InitialDirectory property to control the folders that
appear.

--
Regards,

Felix Wang

"anonymous" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:06****************************@phx.gbl...
the dotnet OpenFileDialog brings up a window that looks
similar to a File Explorer window, and indeed depending
on some user settings may list files in a details view,
thumbnails view etc.

Is there any way to guarantee that the dialog comes up in
a particular state-- for instance showing thumbnails?

a similar question would be how to control the list of
folders that appear on the bar on the left of the dialog
when it is shown.

Thanks in advance!


Nov 15 '05 #3

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