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    Using IFileDialog interface with VC 6.0

    Hello,
    I use VC 6.0 and I am trying to use the IFileDialog for the File Open and File Save actions. I was previously using the CFileDialog, however with a new change in Windows 7, it overrides the initial directory I set.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...8VS.85%29.aspx

    So, I would like to use the IFileOpenDialog interface which has been recommended so that I could still use the initial directory to what I want and not what was previously opened by the user.

    It requires the inclusion of the header file ShObjIdl.h.

    However, when I try to include that file, I get the following error message,

    fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'ShObjIdl.h': No such file or directory

    Is there any SDK that I need to install so that I can make use of the interface

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    Re: Using IFileDialog interface with VC 6.0

    First, you need a newer SDK. I have found ShObjIdl.h in Windows SDK version 6.1 (can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center).
    Second, I'm not sure it can be used with old VC 6.0.
    Just do a tray and, if it's not possible, get Visual Studio 2005, 2008, or 2010.
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    Re: Using IFileDialog interface with VC 6.0

    I researched a bit more and it seems like February 2003 was the latest SDK to have support for VC 6.0. After a fair bit of searching, found the SDK for download here.

    http://groups.google.com/group/micro...e?&hl=en&pli=1

    Anyway, after installation of this link and integrating the SDK with VC 6.0, could not get the ShObjIdl.h to work even though that file and its corresponding IDL ( ShObjIdl.idl) are present in the SDK.

    THe only way left is to better to move forward with a newer version of VC.

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