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Need API function for Local system folder details

Posted on 2001-08-21
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Hi Experts
Is there any API function which will show dialog box which contains
only the local drive only, not even mapped drive ?
I tried with SHBrowseForFolder but then it is allowing me to select
the mapped drive.
Awiting for your reply
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by:Vinda
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Try the FolderTreeView control (its freeware, i guess) developed by CCRP (http://www.mvps.org/ccrp). That control has the same behavior.

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Try the fso (File System Object) in VB.
Its amazing and I beleive will give you what you want, along with tons of cool functions that allows you to quickly retreive such information.

Cant actually remember what its referenced as but shouldn;t be too hard to find out.
The fso is basically a wrapper for loads of different API calls relating to your system structure and files..

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by:VincentLawlor
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This is a bit of a work around but will restrict selection to your local machine.

Before the call to SHBrowseForFolder
Store the current valid folder in a variable.
After your call to SHBrowseForFolder
Check that the folder is a local folder with the following:

If GetDriveType(strFolderName) <> 2 then
    'Call SHBrowseForFolder again or popup a message box
End If

The code to check the drive type is:

Public Function GetDriveType(strFolderName as String) as Integer

    Dim fs,drive
    On Error Resume Next
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set drive = fs.GetDrive(fs.GetDriveName(strFolderName))
    GetDriveType = drive.DriveType
    Set drive = Nothing
    Set fs = Nothing

End Function

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rakesh_manohar Question History:

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rakesh_manohar - PLEASE maintian YOUR other Questions with a comment, grade, or deletion before proceeding here.


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wsh2
can you post the url's for the open questions I seem to remember this guy.

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VincentLawlor:

Click on the "1.comment or answer for akesh_manohar" perlink at the bottom / top of this question -or- htp://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/memberProfile.jsp?mbr=rakesh_manohar

and then click on the View Question history button.
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wsh2 >> Cheers

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