FileDialogPermission Constructor (FileDialogPermissionAccess)
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FileDialogPermission Constructor (FileDialogPermissionAccess)

Initializes a new instance of the FileDialogPermission class with the specified access.

Namespace:  System.Security.Permissions
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public FileDialogPermission(
	FileDialogPermissionAccess access


Type: System.Security.Permissions.FileDialogPermissionAccess

A bitwise combination of the FileDialogPermissionAccess values.


The access parameter is not a valid combination of the FileDialogPermissionAccess values.

The following code example demonstrates the declarative and imperative forms of the FileDialogPermission class. The first attempt to display the dialog box is successful; subsequent attempts fail because of the Deny issued from the Main method. The example uses declarative security to request minimum permissions for the code in the class to run.

using System;
using System.Security;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.IO;

// Add the declarative FileDialogPermissionAttribute to request minimum 
// permissions for the code in this class to run.
public class DialogPermissions
    private Stream fileStream;

    public static void Main()
        DialogPermissions dialogAccess = new DialogPermissions();
        Console.WriteLine("Opened file " + dialogAccess.OpenFile());

        // Deny permission to use of the Open dialog box.
        FileDialogPermission dialogPermission = 
            new FileDialogPermission(FileDialogPermissionAccess.Open);




    // Display open dialog box, store the file stream of the specified file 
    // in the fileStream member variable. 
    private string OpenFile()
        string fileName = null;

        OpenFileDialog openDialogBox = new OpenFileDialog();
        openDialogBox.InitialDirectory = "c:\\";
        openDialogBox.Filter = "txt files (*.txt)|*.txt";
        openDialogBox.RestoreDirectory = true;
            // If user selects OK, store file name and stream. 
            if(openDialogBox.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
                fileName = openDialogBox.FileName;
                fileStream = openDialogBox.OpenFile();
        catch (Exception ex)


        // Return specified file name. 
        return fileName;

    // Close the file stream. 
    private void CloseStream()
        if (fileStream != null)
// This sample produces the following output: 
// Opened file C:\testfile.txt 
// Request for the permission of type  
// System.Security.Permissions.FileDialogPermission, mscorlib,  
// Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089  
// failed. 
// This sample completed successfully; press Exit to continue.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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