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Windows Common Dialog Boxes

The Bell Ringers application now lets you save member information, but it always saves data to the same file, overwriting anything that is already there. Now is the time to address this issue.

A number of everyday tasks require the user to specify some sort of information. For example, if the user wants to open or save a file, the user is usually asked which file to open or where to save it. You might have noticed that the same dialog boxes are used by many different applications. This is not a result of a lack of imagination by applications developers; it is just that this functionality is so common that Microsoft has standardized it and made it available as a "common dialog box"—a component supplied with the Microsoft ...

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