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Doing this as a COM component will allow you to use COM interop in your application, which is pretty easy to do. But if you don't know much about Windows programming, COM is even more difficult to learn so I wouldn't recommend it. Besides, deploying the solution requires that not only do you copy the COM DLL to a target directory but that you also register it (both not hard, but it's still a two-step process).

If you just make use of the GetOpenFileName and GetSaveFileName functions, along with the OPENFILENAME struct and a Win32 dialog template resource (all of which you'd have to do for the COM component anyway), you can encapsulate this function just like the default Windows Forms components that you want to replace. As I said before, use a good decompiler to see how they do it. Most of the controls in Windows Forms are just wrappers for native functions and controls, after all. I would recommend this approach. To deploy, just copy the DLL into your application's installation directory or somewhere in the PATH environment variable (like the Windows or Windows\System32 directory). I would recommend the application installation directory with the rest of your managed application though, since it would keep your files together and wouldn't clutter the system with DLLs that other applications might not use.

 

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