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Thread: ANN: Filesystem Dialogs Library - Animated file dialog for Win32/Win64

Permlink Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jun 25, 2017 3:37 PM Last Post By: Ede Csanádi
Ede Csanádi

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ANN: Filesystem Dialogs Library - Animated file dialog for Win32/Win64
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  Posted: Apr 2, 2017 2:29 PM
Filesystem Dialogs Library is a vastly enhanced, mostly comdlg32.dll compatible external library (file and folder browser component) for use in Win32 and Win64 (Vista/7/8/10) software aimed for highest quality. It's purpose is to provide the most powerful user-friendly file and folder selection options and file managament tools for the session and highest image quality in thumbnail and previewer mode. It has a powerful integration option to integrate the dialogs into your application's window as a file or folder browser. It has a unique animated list view mode, previewer on secondary display for multi-monitor setups and support for very easy custom thumbnail and previewer implementation.
Filesystem Dialogs is ideal for audio, picture and multimedia related applications.
Delphi and VC++ example included.


- All window/column position/size & sorting settings are saved for every application and/or the user can choose to always use his/her favorite dialog settings
- Has a very hiqh quality multi threaded thumbnail mode (that supports much more formats then the default Windows dialog, supports EXIF thumbnails and displays audio files too - tagged files with ID3v2 and containing a SESC frame are supported too)
- Drag&Drop for files/folders (you can drop files from Windows explorer onto the window too)
- If bass.dll is found (2.3 or 2.4 is supported) thumbnails are generated from all audio files (all file formats that BASS actually supports, or there is plugin loaded for BASS for the particular format - see for details) quite an option to BASS using applications
- FreeImage.dll is supported also (adds many more formats)
- Can give back multiple files from different folders (that comdlg32.dll's can't) for example when loading multiple recent documents (not available with comdlg32.dll interface)
- Has a recent document list on a per-application basis available with one click: click the button above the drives
- Can use all your existing comdlg32.dll calls, just call the FilesystemDialogs_GetOpenFileNameA-W() and FilesystemDialogs_GetSaveFileNameA-W() respectively (own interface usage is suggested though to use the full power of Filesytem Dialogs Library)
- Implements by far the best folder selector
- Has option to cache the thumbnails on a per folder basis in highest quality lossless PNG format
- User interface style system with 30 built-in style themes and custom styling support
- Automatically decodes URL encoded filenames and underscores (eg.: "Man%20on%20the_Mars.jpg" -> "Man on the Mars.jpg") and false characters
- Has a customizable favorite folders and recent folder list
- File viewer (previewer) pictures/images/video & web browser
- Secondary display previewer mode - for multiple display setups
- Option to call the dialogs not modally, but like an ordinary form (ideal for multi monitor applications and this is the prefered way also)
- Option to integrate the dialog into a parent handle and trigger an event on file selection
- Option to display custom file information, file thumbnail and preview for every file with a callback function
- Full unicode file name support

Ede Csanádi

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Re: ANN: Filesystem Dialogs Library - Animated file dialog for Win32/Win64
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  Posted: Jun 25, 2017 3:37 PM   in response to: Ede Csanádi in response to: Ede Csanádi
New release of Filesystem Dialogs Library is available.

- Added re-order animation for the file and folder items when resizing the window for the animated list view
- Improved ID3v2, Flac and MP4 tag loading speed

Please see the link in the first post for download.
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