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Hello I got his pice of code, trying to read a file, I get a path/access error.
Do you know what I am doing wrong.
The should be of anyname.job, and shall show up in the textfield. It is to read an autogenerated file, when it shows up.
It is written in the timer_time proc.


sti = "C:\Guestlog\"

Dir1.Path = sti
Dir1.Refresh
File1.Pattern = "*.*"
File1.Refresh

If File1.ListCount > 0 Then
f = FreeFile
Open sti & File1.filename For Input As f
Text1.Text = Input$(LOF(f), f)
Close

End If
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One big problem is that File1.filename gives you the selected filename, and File1.refresh clears the selection. Therefore file1.filename is blank and you are trying the equivalent of:

Open C:\Guestlog\" For Input As f

which won't work.

What you want to do is use the Dir function:

fname = Dir(sti & "*.*")
if fname <> "" then
    f = FreeFile
   Open sti & fname For Input As f
    Text1.Text = Input$(LOF(f), f)
    Close
End If

Hope this helps!
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