Solved

Hidden Files in CommonDialog Open

Posted on 1998-09-30
2
289 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
1. How can you instruct the open CommonDialog not to display certain kinds of files such as Hidden files etc. ?

2. I am creating some RAN (Random access files) and saving them on a certain directory. Is there a way I could give these filename an extention so that I can have an easier time manipulating them ?
0
Comment
Question by:hazem0
[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:hazem0
ID: 1437526
Thank you
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
chrisbolt earned 50 total points
ID: 1437527
As for the CommonDialog question, that control uses the user's Windows Explorer configuration. If the user has Windows Explorer configured to show hidden files, it will and vice versa. If you would like a dialog to always hide hidden files, use the Intrinsic FileListBox control and make your own dialog box. That control gives you more power over which files are displayed when it comes to their attributes.

And for the Random access files, you should be able to specify the extension in the Open call, assuming you are using that call:

Open "C:\Whatever\myrandomfile.RAN" for Random Access As #1

RAN is the extension, obviously :-)
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

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
This article describes some techniques which will make your VBA or Visual Basic Classic code easier to understand and maintain, whether by you, your replacement, or another Experts-Exchange expert.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

734 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