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Post by peterdove » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:15 am

I am pretty new to wxWidgets.. does it have a file browser hidden away where I can see it - or do I need to implement it from scratch?

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Post by phlox81 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:31 am

What do you mean with "Filebrowser" ?
There is a File-Open-Dialog, and also wxDirTraverser
to enumrate Files/Dirs.

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Post by insom » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:32 am

Something like wxFileDialog?

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Post by peterdove » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:06 am

By file bowser I mean like File Explorer in windows.. the list of directories on the left hand side of the window.

I am trying to find out if it already exists or wether I will have to use file transverser and fill in all the directory names myself.

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Post by benedicte » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:04 am

There is no "File Explorer" control.

You will probably need to create your own.
A left pane with a wxTreeCtrl, and a right pane with a wxListCtrl (so that you can choose icons/report view).

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Post by DavidHart » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:45 am

Hi Peter,

If you use the term "file browser" in the same way that I do, something to locate, display and perhaps select files/dirs, you want <a href="http://www.wxwindows.org/manuals/2.6.2/ ... ialog.html" target="_blank">wxGenericDirCtrl</a>. You could put two of these in a wxSplitterWindow, and make the left one display only directories, (BTW, if you want a directory-only version of wxFileDialog, there is <a href="http://www.wxwindows.org/manua ... Dialog</a>.)

wxGenericDirCtrl only displays things, so if you want a file manager (that will also copy/paste/archive etc) you'll have to add this yourself.

HTH,

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Post by emarti » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:20 am

benedicte wrote:There is no "File Explorer" control.

You will probably need to create your own.
A left pane with a wxTreeCtrl, and a right pane with a wxListCtrl (so that you can choose icons/report view).
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Post by peterdove » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:24 pm

DavidHart wrote:Hi Peter,

If you use the term "file browser" in the same way that I do, something to locate, display and perhaps select files/dirs, you want <a href="http://www.wxwindows.org/manuals/2.6.2/ ... ialog.html" target="_blank">wxGenericDirCtrl</a>. You could put two of these in a wxSplitterWindow, and make the left one display only directories, (BTW, if you want a directory-only version of wxFileDialog, there is <a href="http://www.wxwindows.org/manua ... Dialog</a>.)

wxGenericDirCtrl only displays things, so if you want a file manager (that will also copy/paste/archive etc) you'll have to add this yourself.

HTH,

David
Thank you David, that was just the information I was looking for!

Assist accepted :)

Cheers

Peter

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