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Why cant you add "Make New folder" button, Title input and input to replace "select A folder" label  in the present Folderdialog box.




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Message 21 of 32

Hi Sam,

what do you mean? Can you explain please?

Do you  speak about this?



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Message 22 of 32

Hi Sam,


do you ask for the standard "File Dialog" function of LabView?

There's a "prompt" input for the titel and a "button label" to replace the "select this folder" text of the button.

And when you use "native file dialogs" (Options->Environment) then you also have a "new folder" button Smiley Wink Atleast on Windows - but you didn't mention your LV version nor the OS...

Best regards,

using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO, TestStand2016/2019
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Message 23 of 32

Folderdialog The browser.dll doesn't have these options such as to enter title name, enter discription, make new folder and able to edit ok button Presently (copy button in figure)


All i want is folder dialog as it is in attached picture 




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Message 24 of 32

Hi Samuel,

to get the "Make New Folder" Button, you can use the example from this link.

Change the "ulFlags" value to x40.


To get full acces to this function, you can write a wrapper dll. 



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Message 25 of 32

I got this from someone else and modified it a little.  It has the options everyone is asking for and many more (i.e. make folder button, choose you own root directory etc.). 


The one thing I wish it had was a default starting directory.  I mean, have the root be "C:\", for example, but have it default to something like "C:\temp" within the directory tree control.

Quentin "Q" Alldredge

Chief LabVIEW Architect, Testeract | Owner, Q Software Innovations, LLC (QSI)
Director, GCentral | Admin, LabVIEW Wiki | Creator, The QControl Toolkit
Certified LabVIEW Architect | LabVIEW Champion | NI Alliance Partner

Message 26 of 32

Is there a way to make this window modal?

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Message 27 of 32

You are replying to a 6+ month old thread casually mentioning "this window". I make a wild assumtion that you are talking about the VI posted above. 😄


Go to "VI appearance...advanced..." and look in near the upper right corner. All clear? 😉

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Message 28 of 32

It seemed to make sense to put it here since this is where the vi was originally posted.  I can start a new thread if you like.


The vi uses the windows browse folders shell dll, so changing the vi propertires doesn't do anything because it is just a wrapper.

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Message 29 of 32

Ah, thanks for clarifying what "this window" is. 😄


Post is fine here, because it is directly related.

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Message 30 of 32