VFP Sedna Wishlist: A single way of doing dialogs

While Craig is espousing how awesome VFP will work with Sedna and Windows Vista - what IS missing and should likely be the #1 extension put into Sedna upon its release is a way to use the new Vistadialogs4COM under non-Vista platforms. (Updated: Doug brings up a good point in his comments that the purpose of this work was NOT to be a generic dialog handler, strictly for VFP - read the comments below)



As Craig noted, using the dialogs is very simple unless you are allergic to OOP - but it would have been really nice if the DLLs were immediately smart enough to say "hey, you're not running under Vista, so we're going to give you the older file dialogs instead."



I know that Vista is soon going to be everywhere - but NOT including some of this functionality now will limit the usefulness and implementation of this library for regular developers. In most  deployed applications, you are going to be balancing between Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and even possibly Windows 98. Then again, in Canada, where they are floating the idea of taxing (additionally) new computers and hardware purchases for additional recycling revenue, I can see the argument for more companies keeping and simply upgrading their existing hardware. If you can do more work on the web today, what is the business argument for switching to Vista?



Maybe it's a case of saying "here's what you can do" and then get the entire community making it more useful. (just like Doug did with the updated New Property and Method dialog).

 If so, I welcome the approach but it kind of leaves me wanting a bit more.





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