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protected void BtnBrowse_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            //====== Create folder dialog box object
            FolderBrowserDialog objFolderDialog = new FolderBrowserDialog();
            //===== Pass object as Parameter and get Selected network folder
            TextBox1.Text  = GetNetworkFolders(objFolderDialog);

        public static string GetNetworkFolders(FolderBrowserDialog FolderBrowserDialog)
            //======= Get type of Folder Dialog bog
            Type type = FolderBrowserDialog.GetType();
            //======== Get Fieldinfo for rootfolder.
            System.Reflection.FieldInfo fieldInfo = type.GetField("rootFolder", BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance);
            //========= Now set the value for Folder Dialog using DirectCast
            //=== 18 = Network Neighborhood is the root
            fieldInfo.SetValue(FolderBrowserDialog, (Environment.SpecialFolder)18);
            //==== if user click on Ok, then it will return the selected folder.
            //===== otherwise return the blank string.
            if (FolderBrowserDialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
                return FolderBrowserDialog.SelectedPath;
                return "";
Updated 5-Oct-11 3:39am
Nicholas Butler 5-Oct-11 8:37am    
Why aren't you using the RootFolder property?
Mario Majčica 5-Oct-11 9:15am    
Using Reflection is more pro! ;)
johannesnestler 13-Oct-11 9:25am    
no - it is slow - this is not more pro... ;-)
Mario Majčica 13-Oct-11 9:28am    
Check this out, maybe it helps ;)
Bala Selvanayagam 5-Oct-11 10:09am    
Just tried you code and it works for me.

above to browse a newwork path and its displayed in the text i missing something in your question ?

Suggest you tell us more here about exactly what you are trying to do: are you trying to select a computer on a network, and then select a folder within that selected computer ?

And what error message are you getting ?

See this CP article: "Folder Browser component for .NET By Rama Krishna Vavilala"[^].

If that doesn't work then see: which is based on Vavilala's CP article[^].

Are you using a version of .NET before 3.5; the reason I ask is I remember something on StackOverFlow about you would get an error trying to cast a number to an Environment.SpecialFolder if that were the case.

good luck, Bill
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Why dont you use fb.rootfolder returns the root folder path....
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