Why can't I see other computers in network in System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog? RRS feed

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  • Hello experts,

    I am developing an application with WPF, and one of the functions is to ask the user for a folder path. The System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog is used for the user to navigate the folder structure to choose a folder in my local network. In addition to my computer, say A, there is another computer, say B, on the same local network, and I can see it through the Windows file browser.

    However, when the FolderBrowserDialog is open, I can only see my computer A under the network icon and the other computer B never shows up under the network in the FolderBrowserDialog. Do you know why computer B is not displayed?

    Strangely enough, if I assign computer B to the SelectedPath property of the FolderBrowserDialog, computer B will appear in the network in the FolderBrowserDialog.

    I am using VS2010. The project targets on .NET Framework 4.0. The OS of my computer is Windows 7 home edition. The OS of the other computer is Windows XP home edition.

    Your feedback is highly appreciated.

    Thank you.


    • Moved by Sheldon _Xiao Monday, December 3, 2012 8:06 AM (From:Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF))
    Friday, November 30, 2012 3:04 PM


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