Solved

rename statement?

Posted on 2001-06-08
7
374 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi,

How to do something like
Rename file1 file2
in VB program?
0
Comment
Question by:learn
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
deighton earned 40 total points
ID: 6167185
Name oldpathname As newpathname

0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:deighton
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.

OldName = "C:\MYDIR\OLDFILE": NewName = "C:\YOURDIR\NEWFILE"
Name OldName As NewName     ' Move and rename file.
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

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
0
Independent Software Vendors: 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!

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Microsoft
ID: 6173555
name file1 as file2
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:sb8gq
ID: 6174066
OR

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)


Steve
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Koothan
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:learn
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:-)
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: 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!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I’ve seen a number of people looking for examples of how to access web services from VB6.  I’ve been using a test harness I built in VB6 (using many resources I found online) that I use for small projects to work out how to communicate with web serv…
Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question