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Posted on 2002-03-19
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Hi there,
I need help with a filelistbox and i hope there is a sample for me out there. I need to no how to find
the oldest file in the list.
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I have a listbox with files like here.
Every filename is : Hmmss_D-mmm.bck

145320_18-mrt.bck
145637_18-mrt.bck
215825_17-mrt.bck
234226_17-mrt.bck
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I no that the file "215825_17-mrt.bck" is the oldest but is there a VB code to find the oldest file.
I have a timer to kill the oldest so that is wy i need it.

Sorry my englesh is not so good but i try.

Thanks..
Patrick Visser..
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by:Doodle
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the FileDateTime(path) function will return the date of the files. Check them all work and then delete the oldest using the kill command.

Or yu could used th file system object [Microsoft Scripting Runtime]

Hope this helps

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by:pfjvisser
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Thanks, but do you have a sample code for me plz.
I appr. it.
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by:Doodle
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Dim iCounter as integer
Dim dMinDate as date
Dim iOldestFileIndex as integer

For iCounter = 0 to LstFiles.ListCount-1
   if datediff("s",dMinDate,FileDateTime(LstFiles.List(iCounter)) > 0 then
       dmindate = filedatetime(lstfiles.list(iCounter)
       iOldestFileIndex = iCoutner
   end if
next
kill lstfiles.list(icounter)

This is assuming you are using a listbox with the files full path in the list. Havent tested the code so there could be a few buggs, but im sure you can work them out.
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by:pfjvisser
ID: 6879785
Whel i'm happy that you send the sample code doodle,
but i 'm using a file listbox. Can you send it with the coding of the file listbox plz..
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Dim iCounter as integer
Dim dMinDate as date
Dim iOldestFileIndex as integer

For iCounter = 0 to File1.ListCount-1
  if datediff("s",dMinDate,FileDateTime(file1.path & "\" & File1.List(iCounter)) > 0 then
      dmindate = filedatetime(file1.path & "\" & File1.list(iCounter)
      iOldestFileIndex = iCoutner
  end if
next
kill file1.path & "\" File1.list(icounter)

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by:pfjvisser
ID: 6882096
Yha i did recoded it the same as you yesterday but thanks an. Whel here are your points so thaks for helping me out oke.
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by:pfjvisser
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Yha i did recoded it the same as you yesterday but thanks an. Whel here are your points so thaks for helping me out oke
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