Select Drives in Tree

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  1. Heiko
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    Posted 06 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    I wanted to select my E:\ Drive in OpenFolderDialog and selected it on the left side, like I always do in Windows default dialogs.

    Sadly this does not seem to be possible with your OpenFolderDialog. Instead, I had to click This Computer on the left side and select the drive on the right side.

    Could this be changed? Is there maybe an option for it I didn't saw?

    Thanks

  2. Kalin
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    Posted 11 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Rolf,

    Thanks for your feedback. However we are not completely understanding the scenario you explained - can you provide video of the exact steps you mentioned?

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    Kalin
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  3. Heiko
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    Posted 11 Oct 2017 in reply to Kalin Link to this post

    The classic windows OpenFileDialog/OpenFolderDialog - just as yours - consists of two areas:
    - The tree on the left, containing "This Computer" as well as all the hard drives, etc. and
    - The contents of the currently opened folder on the right

    While in the classic windows OpenFileDialog it is possible to just select eg. the hard drive "E:\" on the left side (the tree) and hit okay, in yours it is not possible because the left side seems to be only for navigation, but not for selection.

    So to select the "E:\"-Drive in your dialog, I first have to select "This Computer" in the tree on the left, so its contents (read: hard-drives) are shown on the right side. Only then I'm able to select the drive on the right side.

    This does not conform with the usual behaviour.

    So my question is: Are you going to fix it or am I missing an option alá "CanSelectFromTree" or whatnot.

    Thanks.

  4. Answer
    Kalin
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    Posted 12 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    Hello Rolf,

    Thanks for the further details. Indeed currently this scenario is not supported for our FileDialogs, so I will log it internally and we will definitely consider it for the official version of the dialogs. Meanwhile can you please confirm this behavior is only for the OpenFolderDialog as a hard drive cannot be selected using the OpenFileDialog (I'm asking because you mentioned OpenFileDialog in your previous reply)?

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you. I have updated your Telerik points for your feedback.

    Regards,
    Kalin
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  5. Heiko
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    Posted 23 Oct 2017 in reply to Kalin Link to this post

    Hi Kalin,

    sorry for the delay, I didn't seem to get a notification. However, I'm definitly using RadOpenFolderDialog. Selecting a drive with OpenFileDialog would not be logical, cause it's not a file after all :-)

    Thanks

  6. Answer
    Kalin
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    Posted 26 Oct 2017 Link to this post

    Hello Rolf,

    Thanks for confirming. If you have any additional Feedback regarding the dialog controls, please share it with us.

    Regards,
    Kalin
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  7. Minemax
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    Posted 31 Jan 2018 in reply to Kalin Link to this post

    This missing feature and the inability to browse hidden folders is preventing us from replacing FolderBrowserDialog with the RadOpenFolderDialog in our applications. Is this missing feature being considered for a future release?
  8. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 31 Jan 2018 Link to this post

    Hello Minemax,

    These features are in our plans for the official version in May 2018 and will try to include them. However, we strongly encourage you to follow their feedback portal items in order to receive notifications about their status.

    In OpenFolderDialog, user should be able to select a folder from the navigation tree as well FileDialogs: Implement show hidden files functionality

    Regards,
    Petar Mladenov
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