[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Setting the Folder

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From: Rick Brown <rbrown@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 20:40:08 -0500

Phil Yates wrote:

> Having created a folder, does anyone have a working function that will set
> that Folder to be the Folder that's opened when the FILES$ command is used ?
>
> The Function on Staz's Web site doesn't work on my Mac under 8.6.

To the best of my knowledge, it is not generally possible to do this using the
FILES$ command in newer (7.6+?) versions of the Mac OS.  In older versions of
the OS, it was possible to set a couple of system global variables to
accomplish this, but this method no longer works.

Having said that--it _is_ still possible to set the initially-displayed folder,
but in order to do it you have to use Toolbox calls, rather than the FILES$
function, to display the "Open" and "Save" dialogs.

- Rick