Solved

cant find new file

Posted on 1998-07-26
2
135 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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
0
Comment
Question by:CATT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:CATT
ID: 1466773
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
alamo earned 80 total points
ID: 1466774
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!
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction I needed to skip over some file processing within a For...Next loop in some old production code and wished that VB (classic) had a statement that would drop down to the end of the current iteration, bypassing the statements that were c…
Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question