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Possible error in BrowseCtrl module #51

logachev opened this Issue Sep 3, 2013 · 1 comment


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logachev commented Sep 3, 2013


Please look into code of BrowseCtrl module.
Function GetNextPathName():

    // Make sure pos is a valid position
    if (pos == NULL)
        return _T("");

    if (IsEditManuallyChanged())
        // contents of the edit box has been changed by direct user input
        POSITION posOrig = pos;
        pos = NULL;
        return (DWORD)posOrig == (DWORD)(LPCTSTR)m_sEditText ? m_sEditText : _T("");

    if (m_lpszPathNames == NULL
        || m_nPathNamesLen == 0
        || m_nSelCount == 0
        || (DWORD)pos < (DWORD)m_lpszPathNames
        || (DWORD)pos >= (DWORD)m_lpszPathNames + (DWORD)m_nPathNamesLen)
        pos = NULL;
        return _T("");

But when you call this function from FileDoModal function, m_nSelCount equal to zero etc. So third if in GetNextPathName() function always will return empty string(except EditManuallyChanged situation).

    POSITION pos = dlg.GetStartPosition();

    // determine the string length
    m_nSelCount = 0;
    m_nPathNamesLen = 0;
    while (pos != NULL)
        m_nPathNamesLen += dlg.GetNextPathName(pos).GetLength() + 1;

Please correct me if I'm wrong..


dblock commented Sep 3, 2013

Didn't dig through this yet, but appreciate if you could write a test that reproduces the bug and make a pull request with a fix.

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