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use object without put component on a form

Posted on 2000-04-10
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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
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Question by:elisaac
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by:Erick37
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See:

"HOWTO: Dynamically Add Controls to a Form with Visual Basic 6.0"
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q190/6/70.ASP
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 50 total points
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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
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by:wsh2
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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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