Last Updated: 19 Apr 2018 14:30 by ADMIN
Martin Ivanov
Created on: 26 Mar 2018 13:24
Category: FileDialogs
Type: Bug Report
FileDialogs: OpenFolderDialog doesn't return the current opened folder if there is no selection
If you open a folder, but you doesn't select a child folder from the list shown in the explorer, when you click on the Open button the FileName property is empty.

To work this around you can create a custom RadOpenFolderDialog and override its GetViewModel. Then expose a public property with the view model. And when you close the dialog, check the IsDirectirySelected property of the view model. If so, return the Path property of the view model. Otherwise, use the standard approach and get the folder via the dialog's FileName property. 

public class CustomOpenFolderDialog : RadOpenFolderDialog
    public OpenFolderDialogViewModel ViewModel { get; internal set; }

    protected override OpenFolderDialogViewModel GetViewModel()
        this.ViewModel = base.GetViewModel();            
        return this.ViewModel;


CustomOpenFolderDialog openFolderDialog = new CustomOpenFolderDialog();
openFolderDialog.Owner = this;
if (openFolderDialog.DialogResult == true)
     string folderName = String.Empty;
     if (!openFolderDialog.ViewModel.IsDirectorySelected)
        folderName = openFolderDialog.ViewModel.Path;
         folderName = openFolderDialog.FileName;
1 comment
Posted on: 19 Apr 2018 14:30

The fix for the issue will be available in next LIB version (2018.1.423). It will also be included in our next official version – R2 2018, scheduled for the middle of May.

Best regards,
Ralitsa Kumanova