Source Code Folders On The Device

Discussion in 'Basic4ppc Wishlist' started by RandomCoder, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Would/Is it possible to store our source code in a folder within another folder on the device?

    I'm wanting to create a folder called "B4PPC" then two seperate folders within this called "My Apps" and "Forum Apps", further still I would like to create seperate folders for each app that I create.

    At present I appear to only be able to access the first level folder to open source files.

  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    From my experience, the device openfiledialog only scouts one folder level.

    I've tryed this tree, B4ppc\projects\myproject and it only listed files in b4ppc...
    I don't think this is a b4ppc related issue, and i also wish that we could just replace the opendialog, or change its properties in order to increased the scouting levels....

    P.S.: RandomCoder, Glad to see you're in your way up to veteran!!
  3. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks CableGuy, but I'm quite happy being back at my former 'Senior' level :sign0060:
    I'm gonna try my hand at SQL next as that appears to be quite a hot subject which I've never tried using before.

    But back to the initial topic... I've seen a view apps created in B4PPC that show the folders in a tree view.
    Could we not have this type of option to chose the folder to look in when loading a B4PPC source file on the device?
    I know that it's almost there already but it only allows folders in the first level to be viewed.
    I'd like to view the next level or better still the level after that i.e.

    B4PPC\MyApps\SpatMaster\Splat Master.sbp

    I should think that it's possible to do, but is it worthy of the next version??

  4. BjornF

    BjornF Active Member Licensed User

    Have you tried using the freeware "FileDialogChanger"? If you are using it then the usual "Save As" and "Open" dialogs open any folder on the Pocketpc (on any level). It works very well for me :)

    See review etc at

    all the best,

  5. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Great find, I'll try later on the day and comment...
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Ok, so the link take's us to a page that contains the link to the author's japaneese....
    After a few minutes I found the reference to the change dialog file and downloaded the zip file, directly in the device....
    The zip file only contains a text file in jp and three folder for three processors, Arm, SH, and MIPS. Inside each I found only a .cpl file, what should I do with it?
    A quick web search returned that cpl files are control panel ones and shoul be stored in the Windows\system dir but the ppc dir doesn't contain any of these files...Help!!!
  7. specci48

    specci48 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Cableguy,

    I had done some posts about the filedialogchanger in the old forum...

    Copy the filedlgchg.cpl (arm version) and the gsgetfile.dll into the windows folder of your Qtek9000. I don't remember if a softreset is needed.
    After that, check your "system settings", a new icon for the filedialogchanger appeard. You can enable or disable the filedialogchanger, or define some exceptional applications which should not use this feature at all.

  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User


    Got it working...too bad it alway starts in \My Docs....
  9. specci48

    specci48 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Not quite elegant, but if you want to preselect a folder, e.g.

    SaveDialog.File="/My Documents/MyFiles/"
    before using SaveDialog.Show and the the folder MyFiles is preselected.

    The only disadvantage: the folder name is also preselected as the filename, so you have to overtype it every time :(

  10. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Now Thats What I Was Talking About!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this great little util with us. I downloaded it the day you posted the link but have been busy ever since. The installation advice was also really helpful, doubt I'd have sussed it myself (being unable to understand any language other than English).

    Whilst searching for the "gsgetfile.dll" (didn't realise that this was a separate download on the same site) I came across this info...posted by Mivec
    Thanks Mivec, but to cut a long story short, I think its trying to state that its WM5 compatible??

  11. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    I can testify for that it is wm5 COMPATIBLE......
  12. Chester Wilson

    Chester Wilson Member Licensed User

    Tracking down the elusive filedlgchg.dll

    Thanks for that, but the address to get filedlgchg in the last post has changed. Ended up in a japanese yahoo page which stayed japanese (and indeed stayed the same!) whatever highlighted thing I clicked.

    Please can you let us know where you managed to get it from?
  13. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

  14. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Naughty you ;)

    Glad its been saved for all to share though, this is one very useful app!

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