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NAME

       al_create_native_file_dialog - Allegro 5 API

SYNOPSIS

              #include <allegro5/allegro_native_dialog.h>

              ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER *al_create_native_file_dialog(
                 char const *initial_path,
                 char const *title,
                 char const *patterns,
                 int mode)

DESCRIPTION

       Creates a new native file dialog.  You should only have one such dialog opened at a time.

       Parameters:

       · initial_path: The initial search path and filename.  Can be NULL.  To start with a blank
         file name the string should end with a directory separator (this should  be  the  common
         case).

       · title: Title of the dialog.

       · patterns:  A  list of semi-colon separated patterns to match.  You should always include
         the pattern "*.*" as usually the MIME type and not the file pattern is relevant.  If  no
         file patterns are supported by the native dialog, this parameter is ignored.

       · mode: 0, or a combination of the flags below.

       Possible flags for the 'flags' parameter are:

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_FILE_MUST_EXIST
              If  supported  by the native dialog, it will not allow entering new names, but just
              allow existing files to be selected.  Else it is ignored.

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_SAVE
              If the native dialog system has a different dialog  for  saving  (for  example  one
              which allows creating new directories), it is used.  Else ignored.

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_FOLDER
              If  there is support for a separate dialog to select a folder instead of a file, it
              will be used.

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_PICTURES
              If a different dialog is available  for  selecting  pictures,  it  is  used.   Else
              ignored.

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_SHOW_HIDDEN
              If the platform supports it, also hidden files will be shown.

       ALLEGRO_FILECHOOSER_MULTIPLE
              If supported, allow selecting multiple files.

       Returns:

       A  handle  to  the  dialog  which  you  can pass to al_show_native_file_dialog(3alleg5) to
       display it, and from which you then can query  the  results.   When  you  are  done,  call
       al_destroy_native_file_dialog(3alleg5) on it.

       If a dialog window could not be created then this function returns NULL.