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Retrieves the current selection from a list box.

BOOL DlgDirSelect(
   LPTSTR lpString,
   int nIDListBox 


Points to a buffer that is to receive the current selection in the list box.
Specifies the integer ID of a list box in the dialog box.

Return Value

Nonzero if successful; otherwise 0.


It assumes that the list box has been filled by the DlgDirList member function and that the selection is a drive letter, a file, or a directory name.

The DlgDirSelect member function copies the selection to the buffer given by lpString. If there is no selection, lpString does not change.

DlgDirSelect sends LB_GETCURSEL and LB_GETTEXT messages to the list box.

It does not allow more than one filename to be returned from a list box. The list box must not be a multiple-selection list box.

See Also

CWnd Overview | Class Members | Hierarchy Chart | CWnd::DlgDirList | CWnd::DlgDirListComboBox | CWnd::DlgDirSelectComboBox | DlgDirSelectEx