REALbasic: Opening a file in finder

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by mahaboob, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm new to REALbasic. I have one staticText and one button. staticText contains the path like: Mac Mini HDD: Library: Fonts: Chalkboard.ttf. When I clicking the button I need to open a browser to the actual location of the path with the file (Chalkboard.ttf) as selected. How can I do this ?

    I tried it like this
    Dim f as FolderItem
    Dim fname as new FileType
    fname.Name= me.txt_path.Text
    fname.MacType = "TFF"
    fname.Extensions = ";"
    f= GetOpenFolderItem(fname)
    But it selects only the Font folder not the Chalkboard.ttf
    How can I solve this?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Location:
    Cramlington, UK
    #2
    Hi

    FileTypes are used to specify what file types the dialog is interested in, eg .jpg, .txt etc. You can't specify the default file with them. If you want to specify a default file for the dialog I think you need to use the FolderItemDialog class.

    By the way, I think you will get more help posting over on this forum.

    b e n
     

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