ImageEn, unit imageenio




function ExecuteOpenDialog(const InitialDir : WideString = ''; const InitialFileName : WideString = ''; AlwaysAnimate : boolean = False;
                           FilterIndex: Integer = 0; const ExtendedFilters : WideString = ''; const Title : WideString = '';
                           const Filter : WideString = ''; DefaultFileType : TIOFileType = -1; LimitToFileType : TIOFileType = -1;
                           ShowFormats: TIEShowFormats = iesfImagesOnly) : WideString; overload;
function ExecuteOpenDialog(const Title : WideString; DefaultFileType : TIOFileType; LimitToFileType : TIOFileType = -1; AlwaysAnimate : boolean = False;
                           ShowFormats: TIEShowFormats = iesfImagesOnly) : WideString; overload;


Executes the open dialog allowing the user to browse for an image file. It encapsulates the TOpenImageEnDialog component.

Parameter Description
InitialDir Folder displayed on opening (leave as '' for no default)
InitialFileName Default file name with extension (leave as '' for no default)
AlwaysAnimate Enable to animate GIF and AVI (without user needing to click the play button). Default is False
FilterIndex The index of the default selected item in the filter. Default is 0.
Note: While this can change the first five items are generally:
1: Common graphics formats
2: All Graphics formats
5: GIF

However, it is generally safer to use the DefaultFileType parameter instead
ExtendedFilters Any additional file formats to add to the filter (example: 'Fun Bitmap|*.fun;*.fan')
Title The dialog title. If unspecified the Windows default title is used
Filter Override the default filter with a custom one (e.g. 'JPEG Image (JPG)|*.jpg|GIF Image (GIF)|*.gif')
DefaultFileType Specify the file type that is displayed by default. This setting overrides FilterIndex, but is ignored if you have specified InitialFileName. Default is -1
LimitToFileType Limits the filter to a specified ImageEn file type, plus "All Supported Types" and "All Files" (only relevant if Filter is not set). Default is -1
ShowFormats Limit format to images, layers and/or videos (Has no effect if Filter has been specified)

Returns a null string ('') if the user clicks Cancel.

Note: An ImageEn open dialog will be used. To use a standard Windows Open dialog, enable UseWindowsOpenSaveDialogs


// Prompt user to load a file into an ImageEnView
sFilename := ImageEnView1.IO.ExecuteOpenDialog;
if sFilename <> '' then

// Prompt user to load an image, defaulting to JPEG format (second overloaded method)
sFilename := ImageEnView1.IO.ExecuteOpenDialog('Select an Image', ioJPEG);
if sFilename <> '' then

// Prompt user to load an image, forcing GIF format (second overloaded method)
sFilename := ImageEnView1.IO.ExecuteOpenDialog('Select an Image', -1, ioGIF);
if sFilename <> '' then

// Convert Open/Save dialogs to use modern Windows style dialog
IEGlobalSettings().UseWindowsOpenSaveDialogs := True;
sFilename := ImageEnView1.IO.ExecuteOpenDialog();
if sFilename <> '' then