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I've started playing with the SDK to start developing an application.

The application will be something that will allow me to filter records in an CSV file by a search term. But does a file dialog exist so that the file can be located and how do I use it?

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Please, could you put some of your time to read askubuntu.com/help/someone-answers –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 26 at 11:57
    
@SylvainPineau I know about accepting answers, but want to spent time testing your answer which means reading up on the links - which I will do this weekend. I also left some time for more answers, but thanks for the link/comment :) –  Pieter Mar 26 at 16:31

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Basically you have two options that will depend on the Ubuntu version you're using (or plan to use).

It will create a window like the one below:

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  • 14.04 (Qt version 5.2.1)

    In that case, implementing a FileDialog is much more easy to do as there's no need to write C++ code.

    Here is a minimal example to open a file dialog and exit after the user chooses a file:

    import QtQuick 2.1
    import QtQuick.Dialogs 1.0
    
    FileDialog {
        id: fileDialog
        title: "Please choose a file"
        onAccepted: {
            console.log("You chose: " + fileDialog.fileUrls)
            Qt.quit()
        }
        onRejected: {
            console.log("Canceled")
            Qt.quit()
        }
        Component.onCompleted: visible = true
    }
    
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Will both of these work on the phone as well since they don't make use of the Ubuntu components? –  Pieter Mar 23 at 14:29
    
They should even though the Qt5.2 solution will try to find the best way to render the Dialog window –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 23 at 14:33
    
What's the outcome of your tests? –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 31 at 9:26
    
Unprogressfull, I don't know which C++ file to add the procedure to nor to which one to add the exposing of the procedure to - no c++ files exist. I therefore tried to create one (source and class) but get an error that it failed to add it to the <project>.qmlproject file. –  Pieter Apr 1 at 6:31
    
Try yo reuse the app skeleton I've attached to this answer if you want to develop with C++. You could also take the easy way by developing with 14.04 in a VM then switch to a full install when released (April 17th) –  Sylvain Pineau Apr 1 at 7:05

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