FileDialog.RestoreDirectory Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the dialog box restores the current directory before closing.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public bool RestoreDirectory { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_RestoreDirectory ()

/** @property */
public void set_RestoreDirectory (boolean value)

public function get RestoreDirectory () : boolean

public function set RestoreDirectory (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the dialog box restores the current directory to its original value if the user changed the directory while searching for files; otherwise, false. The default value is false.

The following code example uses the OpenFileDialog implementation of FileDialog and illustrates creating, setting of properties, and showing the dialog box. The example uses the RestoreDirectory property to ensure that the current directory is restored when the dialog box is closed. The example requires a form with a Button placed on it and the System.IO namespace added to it.

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    Stream myStream;
    OpenFileDialog openFileDialog1 = new OpenFileDialog();

    openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "c:\\" ;
    openFileDialog1.Filter = "txt files (*.txt)|*.txt|All files (*.*)|*.*" ;
    openFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 2 ;
    openFileDialog1.RestoreDirectory = true ;

    if(openFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
    {
        if((myStream = openFileDialog1.OpenFile())!= null)
        {
            // Insert code to read the stream here.
            myStream.Close();
        }
    }
}


protected void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    Stream myStream;
    OpenFileDialog openFileDialog1 = new OpenFileDialog();
    openFileDialog1.set_InitialDirectory("c:\\");
    openFileDialog1.set_Filter(
        "txt files (*.txt)|*.txt|All files (*.*)|*.*");
    openFileDialog1.set_FilterIndex(2);
    openFileDialog1.set_RestoreDirectory(true);
    if (openFileDialog1.ShowDialog().Equals(get_DialogResult().OK)) {
        if ((myStream = openFileDialog1.OpenFile()) != null) {
            // Insert code to read the stream here.
            myStream.Close();
        }
    }
} //button1_Click

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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