Bug 849692 - wxPython dirdialog return value error
Summary: wxPython dirdialog return value error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wxPython
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Horák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-08-20 15:29 UTC by biAji
Modified: 2013-07-31 23:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 23:29:15 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description biAji 2012-08-20 15:29:41 UTC
Description of problem:

what ever directory you choose, DirDialog class return value is home directory.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name        : wxPython
Version     :
Release     : 2.fc17
Architecture: x86_64

How reproducible:

addFileDialog = wx.DirDialog(None, u"choose dir", style=wx.DD_DEFAULT_STYLE)
        if addFileDialog.ShowModal() == wx.ID_OK:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Home directory

Expected results:

the directory user choose

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Clerx 2012-08-21 08:23:58 UTC
Same here.

As far as I understand it's not the home directory that is returned but the default directory given when constructing the dialog (which defaults to the home directory if unspecified).

The same problem occurs with wx.FileDialog's GetDirectory() method, although wx.FileDialog.GetPath() works just fine.

As an indication it isn't sloppy programming: The same problem occurs when saving an image with matplotlib when wx is set as the backend.

I get the bug in code that worked without errors on fedora 16 using the same wx python version, so I guess it was some change in gnome/gtk that caused this.

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