rename statement?

Posted on 2001-06-08
Last Modified: 2010-05-02

How to do something like
Rename file1 file2
in VB program?
Question by:learn
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deighton earned 40 total points
ID: 6167185
Name oldpathname As newpathname

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ID: 6167191
This example uses the Name statement to rename a file. For purposes of this example, assume that the directories or folders that are specified already exist.

Dim OldName, NewName
OldName = "OLDFILE": NewName = "NEWFILE"     ' Define filenames.
Name OldName As NewName     ' Rename file.

Name OldName As NewName     ' Move and rename file.
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by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6167221
Hi, try this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Sourcepath = "C:\windows\desktop\"
    Targetpath = "C:\windows\desktop\"
    FileCopy Sourcepath & "db1.mdb", Targetpath & "db2.mdb"
    SetAttr Sourcepath & "db1.mdb", vbNormal
    Kill Sourcepath & "db1.mdb"
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 6173555
name file1 as file2

Expert Comment

ID: 6174066

you could use the FileSystemObject which is part of the Microsoft Sripting Library . (Add a reference to Microsoft Sripting Libraryin project references and use the following code

Dim fso As FileSystemObject
Set fso = New FileSystemObject
fso.MoveFile (SourceFile, DestFile)


Expert Comment

ID: 6180679
write the following code snippet in whatever event u want

Open "C:\renamed.bat" For Output As #1
Print #1, "rename c:\testren.txt rentest.txt"
Close #1

dProcessId = Shell("c:\renamed.bat", vbHide)

this will do the same as that of the rename command in DOS

Author Comment

ID: 6200218
Thanks a lot for all your helps.
I am giving the points to deiqhton who posted one of the correct answers in the first time .....not because he/she posted that as an answer though:-)

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