I needed a better select folder dialog option PowerBuilder's default GetFolder option.
The base PB function is too basic in many ways.
I found the "Common Item Dialog" solution Bruce Armstrong presented a while back and after some fiddling got it working the way I needed to but needing to have .NET Framework installed seems overkill, along with the GAC and registry configuration steps to get it work and hopefully my installation program is smart and good enough to get it all done properly for as many windows installs as possible. That's the problem, so many windows OS install varieties in the user base and trusting that MS wont change something that breaks this important feature ...
I also suspect the .NET version used to compile the FolderBrowser dll was v2 and I have to decide if I should be updating to .net 4 or not before going too much farther down this rabbit hole.
We are talking about the new Select Folder (example below anonymized)
vs the PB Stock GetFolder
Is there any other easier "PowerBuilder Only" way to pop open the more enhanced get folder using the updated "Common Item Dialog" using PB only code or functions rather than resorting to anything external?
Does anyone know if Appeon is planning on enhancements to add some additional support for the newer modernized common item dialog's as base calls in PB? (Hint)
Anyone else work with the new updated common item dialog that has any input to share would be appreciated.