Open Data Dialog in Stand-alone Application

Discussion created by dplotsky on Dec 13, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2013 by Neil

I am currently working on porting a stand-alone application using ArcObjects (a port from old VB6 code). Currently the application is using a GxDialog to select files from the file system. It looks like the GxDialog won't function if it's not used while inside of ArcMap or ArcCatalog. Is there something else that I could use that would allow for me to have a similar level of filter over the types of datasets the user would be looking for? For example shapefile, geodatabase feature class, table, etc. I had thought of using the Windows Forms open file dialog, but that won't allow me to get file geodatabase feature classes. Does anyone know of anything I can use?

- Derrick