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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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The CommonDialog Control

The CommonDialog control provides an easy and convenient way to invoke the Color, Font, Printer, FileOpen, and FileSave Windows common dialog boxes, and it also allows you to display a page in a help file. This control exposes only properties and methods—no events. In most cases, you don't set any properties at design time because it's often preferable to assign all of them at run time, especially when you use the same control to display different dialog boxes. The control is invisible during the execution, so it doesn't support properties such as Left, Visible, or TabIndex. This control is embedded in the ComDlg32.ocx file, which has to be distributed with any Visual Basic application that uses it.

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