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CFileDialog Sample: Logging Event Order

Visual Studio 2008

This sample creates a custom dialog box that illustrates what events are generated when you create a CFileDialog. The events that are generated and the order they are generated in can vary based on two factors: if the CFileDialog is an open dialog or a save dialog, and if you are running on Windows Vista or earlier versions of Windows. This sample displays and logs the messages that are generated under any one of the four possible combinations.

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  • On the Visual Studio Help menu, click Samples.

    For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

  • The most recent version and complete list of samples is available online from the Visual Studio 2008 Samples page.

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To build and run this sample

  1. Open the solution file, FileDlgWatcher.sln, in the Visual Studio development environment.

  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.

  3. From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

  4. Select the options for the CFileDialog that you want to create.

  5. Click the Create Dialog button to generate the log of messages.

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