Use Open File Dialog

by Feb 5, 2015

All PowerShell versions

To add some sophistication to your script, here is a simple function that opens the OpenFile dialog and lets the user pick a file.

function Show-OpenFileDialog
  ($Title = 'Pick a File', $Filter = 'All|*.*|PowerShell|*.ps1')
  $type = 'Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog'
  $dialog = New-Object -TypeName $type 
  $dialog.Title = $Title
  $dialog.Filter = $Filter
  if ($dialog.ShowDialog() -eq $true)
    Write-Warning 'Cancelled'

As you can see, you control the dialog title and also the file types displayed.

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