Why is there no OpenFileDialog in Telerik?

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  1. Tim
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    Posted 02 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Why does Telerik default back to the Microsoft.Win32 open file dialog rather than creating their own?
  2. Petya
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    Posted 07 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Tim,

    We haven't considered such component until now since the Microsoft.Win32 OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog work pretty good for the needs of the controls in the suite. Also, since the WPF framework allows access to the file system, you can create your own dialog to fit specific needs.

    Still, the idea sounds pretty interesting. Do you mind sharing what kind of functionality you would expect from such component? You can also submit a feature request on our Public Portal where the community can vote for faster implementation of the idea.

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  4. Tim
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    Posted 07 Jan 2015 in reply to Petya Link to this post

    The Microsoft.Win32 dialogs work well, I agree. However, the reason I purchased (and I'd assume others) Telerik is to get easier-to-use functionality, congruent styling and an extended controls platform. Granted, we could build our own dialog, but if we applied that same logic, we'd be building our own awesome gridviews, template styles, and every other control that Telerik came with.

    Thanks a bunch for your response and explanation, I'll go ahead and post the feature request in the Public Portal.

    Note: from a few minutes of looking, I didn't see any dialogs in DevExpress either.
  5. Tim
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    Posted 07 Jan 2015 in reply to Tim Link to this post

    Just added to the Public Portal:
    http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/143/Feedback/Details/147789-open-and-save-filedialogs-in-wpf
  6. christianamado
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    Posted 08 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    I'm agree with Petya, is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. Those components are OK.

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  7. Petya
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    Posted 09 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Hello,

    @Christian Thanks for sharing your opinion, we appreciate it.

    For anyone else that might encounter this topic, the following is the public item on the manner: Open and Save FileDialogs in WPF. Feel free to send comments and suggestions our way.

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    Petya
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