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In Game Maker: Studio 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.

This extension is also available on the Game Maker: Marketplace

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.

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.


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this asset pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

FolderBrowserDialog.gmez 3 kB

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