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Posted on 2001-06-25
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I need to create a text file using visual basic code under an specific path.(without using file system objects)
I also need to create a folder each time the program is used. For example the first time the application is loaded I need to create a folder with the following name
 
test1

the second time

test2

and so on

Any help is welcome.
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Question by:PMC
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Try using this

NumTimes = GetSetting("Your program Name", "Startup", "Times", "0")
     
NumTimes = NumTimes + 1
SaveSetting "Your Program Name", "Startup", "Times", NumTimes

When ready to save it

MkDir "Path to where you want it\test" & Numtimes
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by:rspahitz
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To make a file without fso, simply open it and close it (and print to it inbetween as needed):

Open MyFullPathAndFileName for Output as #1
Print #1, TextToPrint; ' ";" suppresses carriage return
Close #1

To make a folder:

MkDir FolderName


To update a counter for the foldername, you make want to add a registry or .ini file entry, or you could read all folder names in the desired directory, find the highest numbered one, then increment and create.

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by:jklmn
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Option Explicit
'OK, every time the form is loaded, you add a text file.
'you need set myFile = "text*.txt" or similar:-)
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim fileName As String, myPath As String, myFile As String, myFile1 As String, myFile2 As String
Dim s1 As String, n1 As Integer, n2 As Integer, maxN As Integer
myPath = "c:\test\"
myFile = "test*.txt"
n1 = InStr(myFile, "*")
myFile1 = Mid(myFile, 1, n1 - 1)
myFile2 = Mid(myFile, n1 + 1)
fileName = Dir(myPath & myFile)
Do Until fileName = ""
n2 = InStr(fileName, ".")
s1 = Mid(fileName, n1, n2 - n1)
If maxN < Val(s1) Then
maxN = Val(s1)
End If
Print s1
   fileName = Dir
Loop
Open myPath & myFile1 & CStr(maxN + 1) & myFile2 For Output As #1
Print #1, "something"
Close #1
Print myPath & myFile1 & CStr(maxN + 1) & myFile2
End Sub
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by:Mikkil
ID: 6225642
PMC,

You know what you are doing, but would an extension change be a help especially if the files differ only in time of creation e.g. test.001, test.002 etc ?
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