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FileDialog.CustomPlaces Property

Gets the custom places collection for this FileDialog instance.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public FileDialogCustomPlacesCollection CustomPlaces { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.FileDialogCustomPlacesCollection
The custom places collection for this FileDialog instance.

On Windows XP, this property does not have any effect.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CustomPlaces collection. To run this example, paste the following code into a Windows Form and call InitializeDialogAndButton from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

private OpenFileDialog openFileDialog1;
private Button button1;

private void InitializeDialogAndButton()
{
    this.openFileDialog1 = new System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog();
    this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
    this.button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(53, 37);
    this.button1.AutoSize = true;
    this.button1.Text = "Show dialog with custom places.";
    this.button1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
    this.button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.button1_Click);
    this.Controls.Add(this.button1);
}

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    // Add Pictures custom place using GUID.
    openFileDialog1.CustomPlaces.Add("33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB");

    // Add Links custom place using GUID
    openFileDialog1.CustomPlaces.Add(
        new FileDialogCustomPlace(
        new Guid("BFB9D5E0-C6A9-404C-B2B2-AE6DB6AF4968")));

    // Add Windows custom place using file path.
    openFileDialog1.CustomPlaces.Add(@"c:\Windows");

    openFileDialog1.ShowDialog();
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

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