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URL Picker Dialog Box (SharePoint development in Visual Studio)

The URL picker dialog box enables you to select files such as master page files or image files that are located in your project or on the local SharePoint server.

The URL picker dialog box is displayed when you have the option to choose a file to set a property. You can open this dialog box by clicking the ellipsis button (ASP.NET Mobile Designer ellipse) next to various properties in the Properties window. The ellipsis button also appears as an IntelliSense prompt when you assign values to certain attributes in the Source view of the designer.

Project folders

Displays a list of the folders defined in the project or on the local SharePoint server. Click the expansion button to display subfolders.

Expand the Project node to select files in your project. To appear as selectable in the dialog box, files in your project must meet the following criteria:

  • The file must be contained in a mapped folder.

  • The file must be added to the solution package.

  • The file cannot be located in another project.

If you want to reference files that do not meet these criteria, you have to enter the path of the file manually.

Expand the Server node to select files that are located on the local SharePoint server. To appear as selectable in the dialog box, these files must meet the following criteria:

  • The file must be located in one of the following mapped folders: Images, Layouts, or ControlTemplates.

  • The file cannot be located in the SharePoint content database.

If you want to reference files that do not meet these criteria, you have to enter the path of the file manually.

Contents of folder

Displays a list of files in the selected folder. Select a file and then click OK to close the dialog box and send your selection to the process that called it.

Files of type

Allows you to select from a list of files that are appropriate for the task you are performing.

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