Posted on 1998-03-30
Chapter 19 of the Access 97 Developer's Handbook (by Litwin, Getz, and Gilbert) provides a very useful function called adhOfficeGetFileName along with a demostration form called frmOfficeFileOpen in ch19.mdb. There is one very desirable feature that I just can't seem to get to work. No matter what I do, adhcGfniNoChangeDir doesn't seem to have any effect one way or the other.
If my current directory is c:\abc and I call adhcOfficeGetFileName, I start looking in c:\abc as I expected. If I use adhOfficeGetFileName to "open" a file in c:\def, I want the next call to adhOfficeGetFileName to start looking in c:\def, and not stay in c:\abc. How can I get this function to "remember" the last directory used?
I also noticed that when I open ch19.mdb I get a message "This database is read only ..." How can I set one of my databases to be read only?