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list files (dos like dir call)

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how can I make a dos like dir call in delphi and store the info in a stringlist...ie given a string like 'c:\windows\files', how can I get the filenames from this directory and store them in a stringlist....please keep the answer simple (if possible). An example would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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erajoj earned 70 total points
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Do like this:

procedure DirToStrList(
  Dir: string; List: TStrings; FilesOnly: Boolean);
var
  SearchRec: TSearchRec;
begin
  List.Clear;                        // Just in case
  { Are there any files? }
  if FindFirst(Dir+'\*.*', faAnyFile, SearchRec)=0
  then repeat
    { Do we want dirs? }
    if (SearchRec.Attr<>faDirectory) or not FilesOnly
    then List.Add(SearchRec.Name); // Add to list
  until FindNext(SearchRec)<>0;    // Loop through all
  SysUtils.FindClose(SearchRec);   // Close to release memory
end;

Call like this:
  ( Root dir into ListBox1.Items, files only )
  DirToStrList('C:\', ListBox1.Items, True);

  ( "c:\windows\files" into Memo1.Lines, dirs allowed )
  DirToStrList('c:\windows\files', Memo1.Lines, False);

  ( "c:\windows\files" into new stringlist, files only )
  var
    Dir: TStringList;
  begin  
    Dir := TStringList.Create;
    DirToStrList('c:\windows\files', Dir, True);
    ...
    ...
    Dir.Free; // No need for this anymore!

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Hope this helps!

/// John

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by:rafy
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Perfect!!!
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