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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();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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