Re: Running GtkFileChooserDialog in a loop

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 01:21, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> Hello,
> Owen pointed out that several applications in the core desktop have
> constructs like this:
> while (TRUE) {
>   response = gtk_dialog_run (my_file_chooser);
>   if (response == GTK_RESPONSE_OK) {
>     filename = gtk_file_chooser_get_filename (my_file_chooser);
>     if (is_folder (filename)) {
>       gtk_file_chooser_set_current_folder (my_file_chooser, filename);
>       continue;
>     } else {
>       do_something_with (filename);
>       break;
>     }
>   } else
>     break;
> }
> This is a workaround for a bug that GtkFileChooser used to have, and
> that was never reported:  it would allow you to dismiss the dialog (say,
> with the Open or OK button) even when a folder was selected, rather than
> a file.
> This is NOT required; the bug is fixed now.  You should never need to
> re-run the file chooser if it returns something bogus; if such a thing
> happens, it is a bug.
> Please see the details here:
> The file chooser API is designed to be convenient.  If you find that it
> forces you to use it in cumbersome ways, please file a bug.
> This has been a public service announcement.

There is still an issue if you type in the name of an existing folder in
the save filename entry. Then it lets you select a folder when saving.
Is this right, or should we do something else in this case?

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