Why does the FolderPicker look like the FileOpenPicker?

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  • It's totally confusing, that the folder picker also displays files. And then, when you select a file and click "add", it actually adds the folder to the bucket and changes the button to "OK" instead of the Submit text specified (which is displayed when you have no file selected).

    Why does the folder picker not instead show a selectable list of folders and a clear header that says "Select folder".

    Monday, April 2, 2012 5:39 PM

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  • If you run scenario three from the code sample, you will be selecting a folder. As we've discussed, folder contents are displayed within the view so that users can determine whether the current folder is indeed, the correct one they wish to select. That said, when you run scenario three, you should not be able to select files. The Folder Picker solely gives users the ability to drill into different folders, and choose that folder at any time by clicking the "Choose this folder" button. From Consumer Preview, when I run scenario three from the code sample linked above, I am unable to reproduce the issue you describe where files can be selected. Are you seeing different behavior?

    Justin Cooperman

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:02 PM