Asset - Extension Folder Browser Dialog

Zek

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Game Maker: Marketplace
Itch.io
Price: $1.99
Windows Only [DLL]

In Game Maker you can use get_open_filename to browse for files, but there is no way to browse for folders. This extension allows you to open a folder browser dialog.

There are 2 functions that comes with the extension:

- zdir_get_directory(path, description)
This function opens a folder browser dialog and returns the selected directory.
The first argument, "path", specifies the root folder for the dialog.
The second argument, "description", specifies the description of the dialog.

- zdir_show_new_folder_button(show)
This function specifies if you want to show the "Make New Folder" button in the dialog.
The argument, "show", can either be true or false.

Note: There are a few things you need to keep in mind when using this extension:

You cannot open the folder browser dialog in the first frame of the game.
If you open the folder browser dialog with a key-press or a mouse-press, make sure to use keyboard_clear/mouse_clear afterwards as Game Maker doesn't clear the key-state automatically for some reason.

If you have any feedback, please let me know!
 
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