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Identifying floppy drive and CD ROM drive in drive list box

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I'm using drivelist box and dir list box control in my VB form.In the drivelist box on change i give the selected path to dirlistbox like
 dirFolder.path = Drive1.Drive

But when the user selects the floppy drive or CD ROM drive it crashes saying device is not ready , for diff. machine the CD ROM drive chanes how can i identify and stop showing teh floppy and CD ROM drives here , in my m/c "f:" is CD drive but for diff m/c it may be "d:" or anything how can i trach drive1.drive only returns "f:" or equivalenta dn it crashes then. How can i idntify and stop showing these drives
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Question by:anamika1977
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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Hello

 use error handling in ur code

Private Sub Drive1_Change()
  On Error GoTo ErrDrv
  Dir1.Path = Drive1.Drive
ErrDrv:
    Drive1.Drive = Dir1.Path
End Sub

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman
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Public Declare Function GetDriveType Lib "kernel32.dll" Alias "GetDriveTypeA" (ByVal nDrive As String) As Long
Public Const DRIVE_CDROM = 5
Public Const DRIVE_FIXED = 3
Public Const DRIVE_RAMDISK = 6
Public Const DRIVE_REMOTE = 4
Public Const DRIVE_REMOVABLE = 2

sample use
If GetDriveType(Drive1.Drive) <> DRIVE_CDROM Then
    msgbox "This is not a CD ROM Drive"
end if
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by:killer5
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you can also use this code snippet for handling floppy drives with no diskettes in it.

Private Sub Drive1_Change()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
   Dir1.Path = Drive1.Drive
   LastDrive = Drive1.Drive
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
   WarnUser ("Sorry, drive is not ready.")
   Drive1.Drive = LastDrive
End Sub
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Public Declare Function GetDriveType Lib "kernel32.dll" Alias "GetDriveTypeA" (ByVal nDrive As String) As Long
Public Const DRIVE_CDROM = 5
Public Const DRIVE_FIXED = 3
Public Const DRIVE_RAMDISK = 6
Public Const DRIVE_REMOTE = 4
Public Const DRIVE_REMOVABLE = 2

sample use
If GetDriveType(Drive1.Drive) <> DRIVE_CDROM Then
    msgbox "This is not a CD ROM Drive"
end if
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by:killer5
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you can also use this code snippet for handling floppy drives with no diskettes in it.

Use LastDrive variable to store the current drive. it is recommended that you initialize it to C or any valid drive upon form load

Private Sub Drive1_Change()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
   Dir1.Path = Drive1.Drive
   LastDrive = Drive1.Drive
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
   WarnUser ("Sorry, drive is not ready.")
   Drive1.Drive = LastDrive
End Sub
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sorry for positing several comments... i'm having trouble with my browser
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