FileDialog FileDialog FileDialog FileDialog Class


An abstract base class that encapsulates functionality that is common to file dialogs, including OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog.

public ref class FileDialog abstract : Microsoft::Win32::CommonDialog
public abstract class FileDialog : Microsoft.Win32.CommonDialog
type FileDialog = class
    inherit CommonDialog
Public MustInherit Class FileDialog
Inherits CommonDialog


FileDialog() FileDialog() FileDialog() FileDialog()

Initializes a new instance of the FileDialog class.


AddExtension AddExtension AddExtension AddExtension

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a file dialog automatically adds an extension to a file name if the user omits an extension.

CheckFileExists CheckFileExists CheckFileExists CheckFileExists

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a file dialog displays a warning if the user specifies a file name that does not exist.

CheckPathExists CheckPathExists CheckPathExists CheckPathExists

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether warnings are displayed if the user types invalid paths and file names.

CustomPlaces CustomPlaces CustomPlaces CustomPlaces

Gets or sets the list of custom places for file dialog boxes.

DefaultExt DefaultExt DefaultExt DefaultExt

Gets or sets a value that specifies the default extension string to use to filter the list of files that are displayed.

DereferenceLinks DereferenceLinks DereferenceLinks DereferenceLinks

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a file dialog returns either the location of the file referenced by a shortcut or the location of the shortcut file (.lnk).

FileName FileName FileName FileName

Gets or sets a string containing the full path of the file selected in a file dialog.

FileNames FileNames FileNames FileNames

Gets an array that contains one file name for each selected file.

Filter Filter Filter Filter

Gets or sets the filter string that determines what types of files are displayed from either the OpenFileDialog or SaveFileDialog.

FilterIndex FilterIndex FilterIndex FilterIndex

Gets or sets the index of the filter currently selected in a file dialog.

InitialDirectory InitialDirectory InitialDirectory InitialDirectory

Gets or sets the initial directory that is displayed by a file dialog.

Options Options Options Options

Gets the Win32 common file dialog flags that are used by file dialogs for initialization.

RestoreDirectory RestoreDirectory RestoreDirectory RestoreDirectory

This property is not implemented.

SafeFileName SafeFileName SafeFileName SafeFileName

Gets a string that only contains the file name for the selected file.

SafeFileNames SafeFileNames SafeFileNames SafeFileNames

Gets an array that contains one safe file name for each selected file.

Tag Tag Tag Tag

Gets or sets an object associated with the dialog. This provides the ability to attach an arbitrary object to the dialog.

(Inherited from CommonDialog)
Title Title Title Title

Gets or sets the text that appears in the title bar of a file dialog.

ValidateNames ValidateNames ValidateNames ValidateNames

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the dialog accepts only valid Win32 file names.


CheckPermissionsToShowDialog() CheckPermissionsToShowDialog() CheckPermissionsToShowDialog() CheckPermissionsToShowDialog()

Determines whether sufficient permissions for displaying a dialog exist.

(Inherited from CommonDialog)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
HookProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr) HookProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr) HookProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr) HookProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Defines the common file dialog hook procedure that is overridden to add common functionality to a file dialog.

MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs) OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs) OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs) OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs)

Raises the FileOk event.

Reset() Reset() Reset() Reset()

Sets all properties of a file dialog back to their initial values.

RunDialog(IntPtr) RunDialog(IntPtr) RunDialog(IntPtr) RunDialog(IntPtr)

RunDialog(IntPtr) is called to display a file dialog in a derived class, such as OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog.

ShowDialog() ShowDialog() ShowDialog() ShowDialog()

Displays a common dialog.

(Inherited from CommonDialog)
ShowDialog(Window) ShowDialog(Window) ShowDialog(Window) ShowDialog(Window)

Displays a common dialog.

(Inherited from CommonDialog)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents a file dialog.


FileOk FileOk FileOk FileOk

Occurs when the user selects a file name by either clicking the Open button of the OpenFileDialog or the Save button of the SaveFileDialog.

Applies to