Providing a custom template for CFileDialog

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This is an article on Providing a custom template for CFileDialog in MFC.
1. Add a New class derived from CFileDialog

2. Add a dialog that will be the template to your File dialog.

3. Change the Style of the Dialog so that it does not have any border/Control Box and add the Clip Siblings property to checked.

4. Now in the constructor of your class OFN_ENABLETEMPLATE as a flag indicating that you will be using the custom template.

5. Now specify the template name in the m_ofn. m_ofn.lpTemplateName = MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_FILE_DIALOG);

Your template is repositioned and resized to fit the standard controls when the CFileDialog window is first created.

If you want precise positioning of the standard controls, you can place a static control with an ID of stc32 on your template to indicate where you want the standard controls (Folder Combo , File Chooser and some navigation buttons like back, up ...) to be placed.
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this is a real nice way of providing custom tempalate
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Originally Posted by elec.shabnam
this is a real nice way of providing custom tempalate
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Nice shabbir!!!
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nice