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How can I change the default folder the Visual Basic 6.0 displays when I select the "open" menu item?


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Question by:pentomino
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bja1 earned 300 total points
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This is my open folder code. Com1 is my control and the initdir is where you change the folder.

With Com1
   .CancelError = True
   .Flags = cdlOFNHideReadOnly
   .InitDir = "c:\temp\bin"
   .FilterIndex = 1
   .ShowOpen
End With
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by:pentomino
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bja1

Thanks, but what do I do with the code?  I am a bit of a Novice.


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by:bja1
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Ok I tell you how to design a demo project so you can have a play with it and learn what you can and can't do with it.

Create a new project.
Add a command button.
Add a Common dialog control (should be on the default componant bar)
Call the Dialog control com1
Double click on the command button and paste the code I have put in my answer behind it.

To change the folder on the open folder just change the follow string after the .init  

Hope this helps
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by:pentomino
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Bja1

I don't think you understand, or maybe I didn't make myself clear.

I wanted the menu item  File->Open project  to always start in a certain folder.  Not when a program is running,, but when I start up Visual Basic, and want to open a project.


Hope I am clear on what I need.

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by:mrodenas
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Yes you are clear. I understand what you want. I'm looking for the same thing. I don't known if an external option exist to do that for the Exist Tab of the dialog Box.
But I have a Vb Add-in to recall the last programm loaded in the previous Vb loggin.
It's a VB6 version of an VB5 release is on
http://mainsoft.com ( called Restore ).
If you wish the VB6 release send me your
email to mrodenas@club-internet.fr.
Bye Michel
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