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FileOpen object

[This object is available through Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2003. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of Windows.]

Supports the File Open common dialog box.


To create a FileOpen object and get a pointer to its IShellBrowser interface, call the QueryService method with the guidService parameter of QueryService set to SID_SCommDlgBrowser and the riid parameter of QueryService set to IID_IShellBrowser. You can then interact with the FileOpen object through its IShellBrowser interface.

Creation\Access Functions

Use any of the following to retrieve a reference to the object:



Interfaces Implemented


The IShellBrowser interface is exposed by Windows Explorer and the Open File common dialog box to provide services for namespace extensions.



Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]





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