Visual Basic: CommonDialog Control

Visual Studio 6.0

CommonDialog Control Constants

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File Open/Save Dialog Box Flags

Constant Value Description
cdlOFNAllowMultiselect &H200 Specifies that the File Name list box allows multiple selections.

The user can select more than one file at run time by pressing the SHIFT key and using the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select the desired files. When this is done, the FileName property returns a string containing the names of all selected files. The names in the string are delimited by spaces.

cdlOFNCreatePrompt &H2000 Specifies that the dialog box prompts the user to create a file that doesn't currently exist. This flag automatically sets the cdlOFNPathMustExist and cdlOFNFileMustExist flags.
cdlOFNExplorer &H80000 Use the Explorer-like Open A File dialog box template. Common dialogs that use this flag do not work under Windows NT using the Windows 95 shell.
CdlOFNExtensionDifferent &H400 Indicates that the extension of the returned filename is different from the extension specified by the DefaultExt property. This flag isn't set if the DefaultExt property is Null, if the extensions match, or if the file has no extension. This flag value can be checked upon closing the dialog box.
cdlOFNFileMustExist &H1000 Specifies that the user can enter only names of existing files in the File Name text box. If this flag is set and the user enters an invalid filename, a warning is displayed. This flag automatically sets the cdlOFNPathMustExist flag.
cdlOFNHelpButton &H10 Causes the dialog box to display the Help button.
cdlOFNHideReadOnly &H4 Hides the Read Only check box.
cdlOFNLongNames &H200000 Use long filenames.
cdlOFNNoChangeDir &H8 Forces the dialog box to set the current directory to what it was when the dialog box was opened.
CdlOFNNoDereferenceLinks &H100000 Do not dereference shell links (also known as shortcuts). By default, choosing a shell link causes it to be dereferenced by the shell.
cdlOFNNoLongNames &H40000 Do not use long file names.
CdlOFNNoReadOnlyReturn &H8000 Specifies that the returned file won't have the Read Only attribute set and won't be in a write-protected directory.
cdlOFNNoValidate &H100 Specifies that the common dialog box allows invalid characters in the returned filename.
cdlOFNOverwritePrompt &H2 Causes the Save As dialog box to generate a message box if the selected file already exists. The user must confirm whether to overwrite the file.
cdlOFNPathMustExist &H800 Specifies that the user can enter only valid paths. If this flag is set and the user enters an invalid path, a warning message is displayed.
cdlOFNReadOnly &H1 Causes the Read Only check box to be initially checked when the dialog box is created. This flag also indicates the state of the Read Only check box when the dialog box is closed.
CdlOFNShareAware &H4000 Specifies that sharing violation errors will be ignored.

Color Dialog Box Flags

Constant Value Description
cdlCCFullOpen &H2 Entire dialog box is displayed, including the Define Custom Colors section
cdlCCShowHelp &H8 Causes the dialog box to display a Help button
cdlCCPreventFullOpen &H4 Disables the Define Custom Colors command button and prevents the user from defining custom colors
cdlCCRGBInit &H1 Sets the initial color value for the dialog box

Fonts Dialog Box Flags

Constant Value Description
cdlCFANSIOnly &H400 Specifies that the dialog box allows only a selection of the fonts that use the Windows character set. If this flag is set, the user won't be able to select a font that contains only symbols.
cdlCFApply &H200 Enables the Apply button on the dialog box.
cdlCFBoth &H3 Causes the dialog box to list the available printer and screen fonts. The hDC property identifies the device context associated with the printer.
cdlCFEffects &H100 Specifies that the dialog box enables strikethrough, underline, and color effects.
cdlCFFixedPitchOnly &H4000 Specifies that the dialog box selects only fixed-pitch fonts.
cdlCFForceFontExist &H10000 Specifies that an error message box is displayed if the user attempts to select a font or style that doesn't exist.
cdlCFHelpButton &H4 Causes the dialog box to display a Help button.
cdlCFLimitSize &H2000 Specifies that the dialog box selects only font sizes within the range specified by the Min and Max properties.
cdlCFNoFaceSel &H80000 No font name selected.
cdlCFNoSimulations &H1000 Specifies that the dialog box doesn't allow graphic device interface (GDI) font simulations.
cdlCFNoSizeSel &H200000 No font size selected.
cdlCFNoStyleSel &H100000 No style was selected.
cdlCFNoVectorFonts &H800 Specifies that the dialog box doesn't allow vector-font selections.
cdlCFPrinterFonts &H2 Causes the dialog box to list only the fonts supported by the printer, specified by the hDC property.
cdlCFScalableOnly &H20000 Specifies that the dialog box allows only the selection of fonts that can be scaled.
cdlCFScreenFonts &H1 Causes the dialog box to list only the screen fonts supported by the system.
cdlCFTTOnly &H40000 Specifies that the dialog box allows only the selection of TrueType fonts.
cdlCFWYSIWYG &H8000 Specifies that the dialog box allows only the selection of fonts that are available on both the printer and on screen. If this flag is set, the cdlCFBoth and cdlCFScalableOnly flags should also be set.

Printer Dialog Box Flags

Constant Value Description
cdlPDAllPages &H0 Returns or sets the state of the All Pages option button.
cdlPDCollate &H10 Returns or sets the state of the Collate check box.
cdlPDDisablePrintToFile &H80000 Disables the Print To File check box.
cdlPDHelpButton &H800 Causes the dialog box to display the Help button.
cdlPDHidePrintToFile &H100000 Hides the Print To File check box.
cdlPDNoPageNums &H8 Disables the Pages option button and the associated edit control.
cdlPDNoSelection &H4 Disables the Selection option button.
cdlPDNoWarning &H80 Prevents a warning message from being displayed when there is no default printer.
cdlPDPageNums &H2 Returns or sets the state of the Pages option button.
cdlPDPrintSetup &H40 Causes the system to display the Print Setup dialog box rather than the Print dialog box.
cdlPDPrintToFile &H20 Returns or sets the state of the Print To File check box.
cdlPDReturnDC &H100 Returns a device context for the printer selection made in the dialog box. The device context is returned in the dialog box's hDC property.
cdlPDReturnDefault &H400 Returns default printer name.
cdlPDReturnIC &H200 Returns an information context for the printer selection made in the dialog box. An information context provides a fast way to get information about the device without creating a device context. The information context is returned in the dialog box's hDC property.
cdlPDSelection &H1 Returns or sets the state of the Selection option button. If neither cdlPDPageNums nor cdlPDSelection is specified, the All option button is in the selected state.
cdlPDUseDevModeCopies &H40000 If a printer driver doesn't support multiple copies, setting this flag disables the copies edit control. If a driver does support multiple copies, setting this flag indicates that the dialog box stores the requested number of copies in the Copies property.

Help Constants

Constant Value Description
cdlHelpCommandHelp &H102 Displays Help for a particular command
cdlHelpContents &H3 Displays the contents topic in the current Help file
cdlHelpContext &H1 Displays Help for a particular topic
cdlHelpContextPopup &H8 Displays a topic identified by a context number
cdlHelpForceFile &H9 Creates a Help file that displays text in only one font
cdlHelpHelpOnHelp &H4 Displays Help for using the Help application itself
cdlHelpIndex &H3 Displays the index of the specified Help file
cdlHelpKey &H101 Displays Help for a particular keyword
cdlHelpPartialKey &H105 Calls the search engine in Windows Help
cdlHelpQuit &H2 Notifies the Help application that the specified Help file is no longer in use
cdlHelpSetContents &H5 Designates a specific topic as the contents topic
cdlHelpSetIndex &H5 Sets the current index for multi-index Help

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