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DXFolderBrowserDialog Class

Represents a dialog box that allows end-users to browse and select a particular folder.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Dialogs


public class DXFolderBrowserDialog :


The DXFolderBrowserDialog provides a way to prompt an end-user to browse, create, and eventually select a folder. Use this dialog when you only want to allow the user to select folders, not files. Browsing of the folders is done through a tree control. Only folders from the file system can be selected; virtual folders (like the folders in Control Panel) cannot.


You can use the DXOpenFileDialog with the DXOpenFileDialog.OpenFileDialogMode set to OpenFileDialogMode.Folders to allow end-users to select a particular folder.

Root folder

Provide the DXFolderBrowserDialog.RootFolder property to make end-users start navigation from a particular folder (any of the Environment.SpecialFolder).

Default folder

Set the DXFolderBrowserDialog.SelectedPath to an absolute path of a subfolder of DXFolderBrowserDialog.RootFolder that will initially be selected.

Custom description

The DXFolderBrowserDialog.Description property allows you to provide a prompt description displayed above the folder hierarchy.

Creating new folders with the DXFolderBrowserDialog

Use the DXFolderBrowserDialog.ShowNewFolderButton property to control if an end-user is able to create new folders with the Make New Folder button.

The code sample below demonstrates how to display a DXFolderBrowserDialog with a custom description and hidden Make New Folder button.

private void button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
    var fileDialog = new DXFolderBrowserDialog();
    fileDialog.Description = "Select the folder you want to open:";
    fileDialog.ShowNewFolderButton = false;

The image below illustrates the result.



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