question about commdlg

Mike Hearn mike at
Wed Mar 26 14:03:35 CST 2003

I see. So basically Win2K only has one button, which gives a drop down
for switching between list/details view, whereas we have 2 buttons.

I suppose if there's an app that depends on this difference, it makes
sense to implement the drop down button, and space things out so they
are like on 2K. 

One alternative would be to make the button a toggle, rather than a drop
down menu, that'd probably be easier.

I wouldn't bother doing a fully fledged Win2K dialog with the sidebar,
although it's up to you of course.

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 19:54, Maxime Bellengé wrote:
> Here is a screenshot of the win2k open dialog, you can see 4 buttons
> whereas in wine (like in win9x) you have 5 buttons with space between.
> So if wine is set up as win2k, WineHex places the button too far on the
> left. The button overlaps with the toolbar because it is too large.
> On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 20:33, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > What are the extra buttons?
> > 
> > If an app depends on it, and looks wrong without it, then I guess you
> > should make it dependant on the Windows version. If we always used a W2K
> > dialog, then if WinVer was set to 9x the app would get confused.
> > 
> > On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 18:06, Maxime Bellengé wrote:
> > > I was wondering why the "default mode" button in the open file dialog of
> > > WinHex was misplaced. 
> > > I figured out that WinHex places this button according to the version of
> > > Windows. If you run WinHex in win98 or win2k mode with wine, you can see
> > > that the button is not at the same location.
> > > It comes from the fact that the toolbar does not have the same amount of
> > > buttons.
> > > 
> > > Thus, as I asked once, I am wondering if we should have a win2k like
> > > open/save file dialog box.
> > > 
> > > I plan to add the missing stuffs in commdlg so I am wondering if I
> > > should add a win2k behavior or do nothing because there are too few apps
> > > that use that feature.
> > > 
> > > Max

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