FileChooser not appearing in Windows

Hi, anyone got any ideas why this code doesn’t pop up a file chooser?

auto *p_fc = new FileChooser( "Save Favourites", juce::File(), "*" );

p_fc->launchAsync(juce::FileBrowserComponent::saveMode | juce::FileBrowserComponent::canSelectDirectories,
                        [ = ](const juce::FileChooser &fileChooser) {
    const auto path = fileChooser.getResults()[ 0 ];
    DBG( "export_favourites: " << path.getFullPathName() );
} );

Works fine on Mac and I have similar code in other projects, but in this app no window appears and the callback is executed immediately.


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Is p_fc going out of scope too quickly and closing the chooser when it is destructed? Hard to know without a bit more of the context around that code.

Hi, thx.

The chooser appears if I remove the


from the options passed. Not sure if I actually need this, but maybe this should assert in debug so that callers know it’s an issue, or, the chooser should appear.

At any rate, I guess Windows and Mac should have the same behaviour.