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WPF alternative for WinForms FolderBrowserDialog #438

Jogge opened this Issue Mar 13, 2019 · 2 comments


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Jogge commented Mar 13, 2019

I'm missing a proper WPF-way to select a folder with a dialog.

Best answers on the internet says I have to reference WinForms and use the FolderBrowserDialog. I don't want to make a reference to WinForms just to make a dialog to select a folder.

WPF already have SaveFileDialog and OpenFileDialog...

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JohanLarsson commented Mar 13, 2019

There is but agreed it would be nice with something built-in as the need comes up a lot.


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miloush commented Mar 13, 2019

Agree I am missing this often too. It is not even that difficult, since you just need to set PICKFOLDERS option on the already existing FileOpenDialog. There is FileDialog.SetOption method to manipulate the options, however, that is internal. Unfortunately it cannot be set by reflection either, since the options are filtered out when creating the dialog, not sure why.

Moreover, Visual Studio itself is using that dialog for File | Open | Folder...

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