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    How to create a save file dialog in C#

    Hi there

    I have code written that will create a document and insert some content into it but as soon as it has done this, instead of using the Save() or SaveAs() methods that overwrite anything in a predefined location, I want a save file dialog box to appear asking for where the file needs to be saved. How do I do this?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to create a save file dialog in C#

    This sample code does this:
    Code:
                string path="";
                
                FileDialog dlg=new SaveFileDialog();
                DialogResult result = dlg.ShowDialog();
                
                if(result == DialogResult.OK)
                {
                    path=dlg.FileName;
                }
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    Re: How to create a save file dialog in C#

    Also make sure to call Dispose() on the dialog, i.e., wrap it in a using block.

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    Re: How to create a save file dialog in C#

    To clarify:
    Code:
     
    using (FileDialog dlg = new SaveFileDialog())
    {
        if (dlg.ShowDialog().Equals(DialogResult.OK)
        {
            String path = dlg.FileName;
    
            File.WriteAllText(path, /* your data string */); // or WriteAllLines/Bytes etc
        }
    }
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    Re: How to create a save file dialog in C#

    Quote Originally Posted by dovobet View Post
    Hi there

    I have code written that will create a document and insert some content into it but as soon as it has done this, instead of using the Save() or SaveAs() methods that overwrite anything in a predefined location, I want a save file dialog box to appear asking for where the file needs to be saved. How do I do this?

    thanks in advance.
    There are samples in MSDN:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...iledialog.aspx
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sfezx97z.aspx
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    Re: How to create a save file dialog in C#

    thank you again, the code works perfectly

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