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Answer: How do I make Open and Save As file dialogs? (Win32)

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Q&A > GUI Programming > How do I make Open and Save As file dialogs? (Win32) contributed by ase

While I haven't any experience with Win32::GUI, I've used Perl/Tk successfully for this exact problem. The key methods are getOpenFile and getSaveFile Here's a short example:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use Tk 8.0; use strict; my $mw = MainWindow->new( -title => 'File Test' ); my $menu_bar = $mw->Menu; $mw->configure( -menu => $menu_bar ); my $file_mb = $menu_bar->cascade( -label => '~File', -tearoff => 0 ); $file_mb->command( -label => 'Open', -underline => 0, -command => \&f_ +open ); $file_mb->command( -label => 'Save', -underline => 0, -command => \&f_ +save ); $file_mb->separator; $file_mb->command( -label => 'Exit', -underline => 1, -command => sub{ +exit} ); MainLoop; sub f_open { my $filename = $mw->getOpenFile( -title => 'Open File:', -defaultextension => '.txt', -initialdir => '.' ); ### do something with $filename warn "Opened $filename\n"; } sub f_save { my $filename = $mw->getSaveFile( -title => 'Save File:', -defaultextension => '.txt', -initialdir => '.' ); ### do something with $filename warn "Saved $filename\n"; } #

Note that Question 16.2. - Is there a file selector? of the (somewhat stale) Perl/Tk FAQ lists several alternatives. Which, if any, of these is what got built into the Tk of ActiveState Perl, I don't know...

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