Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 311
  • Last Modified:

Folder Lookup

Is there a way to use the common dialog to select a folder?

I'm doing an export of data and want the user to select their destination. I already know the file name.

I'm currently using the common dialog control, but that requires me to select a file in the folder. I would just as soon ignore the files and only show the folders. Can the common dialog do this? Or is there an api call I can make?
0
bjames
Asked:
bjames
1 Solution
 
dtomynCommented:
This is an excerpt from a previous question in which Perove answered (it uses API) I am not posting it as an answer since I think if the Common Dialog can do this instead you would be better off -- the reason why this was posted was because the person (including me later) did not want to use an ActiveX control:

Declare Function MSAU_OfficeGetFileName Lib "msaccess.exe" Alias "#56" (gfni As WLIB_OFFICEGETFILENAMEINFO, ByVal fOpen As Integer) As Long


Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

Type WLIB_OFFICEGETFILENAMEINFO
    hwndOwner As Long
    szAppName As String * 255
    szDlgTitle As String * 255
    szOpenTitle As String * 255
    szFile As String * 4096
    szInitialDir As String * 255
    szFilter As String * 255
    nFilterIndex As Long
    lView As Long
    flags As Long
End Type

Declare Function MSAU_OfficeGetFileName Lib "msaccess.exe" Alias "#56" (gfni As WLIB_OFFICEGETFILENAMEINFO, ByVal fOpen As Integer) As Long


Function SelectDir() As String

On Error GoTo Err_SelectDir
     
    Dim stDir As String
    Dim ofn As WLIB_OFFICEGETFILENAMEINFO
     
    ofn.hwndOwner = hWndAccessApp
    ofn.szAppName = "AppName" & Chr$(0)
    ofn.szDlgTitle = "Search Directory" & Chr$(0)
    ofn.szOpenTitle = "Select" & Chr$(0)
    ofn.szFile = "output.xls" & Chr$(0)
    ofn.szInitialDir = "D:\" & Chr$(0)
    ofn.szFilter = Chr$(0)
    ofn.nFilterIndex = 0
    ofn.lView = 0
    ofn.flags = &H20
     
    If (MSAU_OfficeGetFileName(ofn, True) = 0) Then
        stDir = RightTrim(ofn.szFile)
        SelectDir = stDir
    End If
     
Exit_SelectDir:
    Exit Function
     
Err_SelectDir:
    MsgBox "Error in stp_SelectDir (" & Err.Number & "): " & Err.Description
    Resume Exit_SelectDir
     
End Function

Public Function RightTrim(strToTrim As String) As String

    On Error GoTo Err_RightTrim
     
    Dim posOfNull As Integer
     
    posOfNull = InStr(1, strToTrim, Chr$(0))
    RightTrim = Left$(strToTrim, posOfNull - 1)
     
Exit_RightTrim:
    Exit Function
     
Err_RightTrim:
    MsgBox "Error in RightTrim (" & Err.Number & "): " & Err.Description
    Resume Exit_RightTrim

End Function
0
 
TTomCommented:
This should be possible.  I once created an application in Word (using Word Basic) which included a file selection dialog box.  If this is what you are trying to do, and using VBA, I may be able to help.  Any code samples you are working with would be useful for starters.
0
 
bjamesAuthor Commented:
It does address my need, however. And that is all that concerns me in the short term. But since I am now answered, how do I close this question out? Do I just delete it?
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
HelicopterCommented:
Yes, you just delete it.
0
 
dtomynCommented:
Well, that depends -- if you used the answer I would suggest that you let me answer it and then you accept the answer.
0
 
bjamesAuthor Commented:
Yes, I did use the answer, which is why I wanted to 'get permission' to delete it. Your original response did not allow me to credit you with your help and I wanted to give you opportunity to receive that credit.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now