Sort Saved Files

Posted on 2002-05-24
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have a routine that saves files to a directory in numbered order:

The problem is this: when sorted they show like this:
I need to rename these files to load in the order they happened...or sort by date modified...
Is there any way out of this?

Question by:Object_shun
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Expert Comment

ID: 7033310
Click on the Data modified column header in Windows explorer.

Where are these files being display?  How are they being created?  You can rename them so that each 1-digit number has a leading zero and that would help...

In code, you can do this to add the zero "prefix" before the digit:

dim strFilename as string

strFilename = dir$(WhateverPath & "pjt?.dat"
while strFilename <> vbnullstring
  name strFilename as left$(strFilename ,3) & "0" & mid$(strFilename ,4)
  strFilename = dir$

Author Comment

ID: 7033315
Im loading them(filenames) to a sorted listbox...loading the filename from the view in order.
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ID: 7033321
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Accepted Solution

rspahitz earned 100 total points
ID: 7033439
Obj, sorted listboxes always sort alphabetically, and unless the filenames are changes to add the "leading zero" they won't sort correctly.  Another choice is to une a non-sorted listbox.  From that, if you add the items in sequence, they will be "sorted" according to when they are added.

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