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use object without put component on a form

In fact I want to write code for a list box without putting a component in the form

I use this code but it doesn't work.

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim hj As FileListBox
Set hj = New FileListBox

.... my action code there ....

Set hj = Nothing
end sub

Someone can help me ?

Thanks a lot
1 Solution

"HOWTO: Dynamically Add Controls to a Form with Visual Basic 6.0"
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
Do you want to read the files in a given directory?
If yes, the look at the Microsoft Scripting Library (Project References), which has the GetFolder method which returns a Folder object having a Files Collection

If you insist in some code similar that yours, you need to know that every control needs a parent window (handle)
You may use the
Set hj = Controls.Add ("VB.FileListBox", "tmp",me) which works from vb6 on.

Hope this helps
Or.. Add the control to your form.. set it's Visible property to False.. and no one will be the wiser.. <smile>.

If indeed you are just after the Directory control, pay heed to AngelIII's comment and use a File System Object (FSO). There are also APIs that allow you to traverse a Directory path very rapidly.. but at your level, these are much more difficult to code than the FSO.
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