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OpenFileDialog Component (Windows Forms)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The Windows Forms OpenFileDialog component is a pre-configured dialog box. It is the same Open File dialog box exposed by the Windows operating system. It inherits from the CommonDialog class.

In This Section

Introduction to the Windows Forms OpenFileDialog Component
Introduces the general concepts of the OpenFileDialog component, which allows you to display a pre-configured dialog box that users can use to open files.
Opening Files Using the OpenFileDialog Component
Explains how to open a file at run time via an instance of the OpenFileDialog component.

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OpenFileDialog Class
Provides reference information on the OpenFileDialog class and its members.
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Essential Code for Windows Forms Dialog Boxes
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Controls You Can Use On Windows Forms
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