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How to change properties of the uigetfile / uigetdir dialog box

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Mikael Agopov
Mikael Agopov on 24 Mar 2020
Our company standardly has to deal with quite long file and directory names, which makes using uigetfile / uigetdir a little bit annoying.
So I would like to modify the properties of the uigetfile / uigetdir dialog box: make it bigger, hide hidden files/directories (those which start with .
in Linux) and so on. Is this possible somehow? If not, is there a convenient replacement for uigetfile / uigetdir?

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Harsha Priya Daggubati
Harsha Priya Daggubati on 27 Mar 2020
I guess 'uigetfile' or 'uigetdir' cannot be customised programmatically, one possible workaround would be to customise the dialogbox by running it through commandline. Later, it will pop-up the same whenever a call to it is made again. If you want to filter the files that are displayed, you can specify the supported types at the time of creation.
Refer to the following documentation:
Hope this helps!

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