<AWT Dev> [9] Review request for 8003399: JFileChooser gives wrong path to selected file when saving to Libraries folder on Windows 7

Sergey Bylokhov Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com
Thu May 7 08:26:45 UTC 2015

Hi, Semyon.
Can you please raise the supportness of this in the java.io on the 
core-libs alias.
Does the open filedialog will work after the fix?

On 07.05.15 11:14, Semyon Sadetsky wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review fix for JDK9.
> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ssadetsky/8003399/webrev.00/
> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8003399
> JDK uses legacy WINAPI special folders calls while MS introduced a new 
> interfaces IKnownFolder and IShellLibrary to manage special folder 
> locations and the new Libraries functionality in Windows 7 is not 
> backward compatible with old special folders CSIDL.
> Since it is too expensive to migrate AWT shell to the new interfaces 
> and still they are not supported in java.io the solution is to map 
> virtual folder PIDL to the Known Folder GUID and replace libraries 
> links with the default library save location. Thus the File save 
> dialog will be able to work with any Libraries registered in the 
> system (Windows Libraries concept assumes that Libraries can be added 
> arbitrary).
> The resulting code should be compatible with older Windows versions 
> because the new COM interfaces are called only if they are available 
> and a Libraries link has been actually requested.
> A test scenario is added to check that all available Libraries links 
> are converted into filesystem paths.
> --Semyon

Best regards, Sergey.

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