Path - find a file

Posted on 2002-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi anyone
I would like to click on a button and get it to open a word document. At present if I hard-code the full path as in the procedure (below) it works, but I would like it to be able to find the document and open it, if it is on any other drive, directory. I have been trying "Path" as commented out below - but don't quiet seem to have it.

Any ideas?

Private Sub cmd_Click()
    Dim wrd As Object
    Set wrd = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    wrd.Visible = True
    wrd.Documents.Open "C:\Team\club.doc"
    'wrd.Documents.Open Filename:=wrd.Path & "\club.doc"
    Set wrd = Nothing
End Sub

Question by:admoller
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6924443
Hi admoller,

Take a look at
All common dialogs plus some extra dialogs

or simply add the M$ Common Dialog Control from the
Component. Use like:

Private Sub cmd_Click()
   Dim wrd As Object
   Set wrd = CreateObject("Word.Application")
   wrd.Visible = True
commondialog1.FileName = ""
If commondialog1.FileName <> "" Then
   wrd.Documents.Open "C:\Team\club.doc"  
   Exit Sub
End If  
   'wrd.Documents.Open Filename:=wrd.Path & "\club.doc"
   Set wrd = Nothing
End Sub

LVL 28

Accepted Solution

vinnyd79 earned 50 total points
ID: 6924498
This should search a drive for a file then open it.

Private Sub cmd_Click()
Dim wrd As Object
Set wrd = CreateObject("Word.Application")
wrd.Visible = True
wrd.Documents.Open PathTo("club.doc")
End Sub

Function PathTo(strFile As String) As String
Dim x As Integer
Dim strDirs As String
Dim strDir As String
Dim strEntry As String
'Replace 'C:\' with the drive you want to search.
strDirs = "C:\" & vbNullChar
Do While Len(strDirs)
x = InStr(strDirs, vbNullChar)
strDir = Left$(strDirs, x - 1)
strDirs = Mid$(strDirs, x + 1)
If Len(Dir$(strDir & strFile)) Then
PathTo = strDir & Dir$(strDir & strFile)
Exit Function
End If
strEntry = Dir$(strDir & "*.*", vbDirectory)
Do While Len(strEntry)
If (GetAttr(strDir & strEntry) And vbDirectory) Then
If strEntry <> "." And strEntry <> ".." Then
  strDirs = strDirs & strDir & strEntry & "\" & vbNullChar
End If
End If
strEntry = Dir$
PathTo = ""
End Function

Author Comment

ID: 6925117
Thanks vinnyd79 - that worked, although I thought there would have been some inhouse function (I thought it was "path") for this.

Would have been nice if it also checked other drives, maybe that could be for me to find out!


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