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FileListBox won't display long file names

Posted on 2002-06-13
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I'm using a FileListBox in one of my projects. It is populated using the change event on a DirListBox (FileListBox.path = DirListBox.path). The problem that I've got is that when a directory name has a space in it the file list box does not diplay the full file name. It only shows the first eight characters then the extension. When the files have the same first eight character it substitutes the last two characters for numbers i.e. testfil1, testfil2 etc. Does anyone know why this is and how if can be remedied?

Many thanks,

Dust.



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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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This is probably because of your version of VB, i guess you have VB5...
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I'm using VB6 Enterprise Edition, try it for yourself.
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Anthony Perkins earned 75 total points
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THe FileListBox, DriveListbox and DirListBox for the most part are deprecated controls.  Take a look at these two articles from MSDN:
PRB: FileListBox Control May Not List File Names Properly (Q196028)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q196028&SD=MSKB&
PRB: Problems Using Intrinsic File System Controls (Q196141)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q196141

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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In fact, for me the controls work fine...
So I can only suggest what is said in the articles of acperkins: develop your own routines for this, using either DIR() function, the Scripting.Filesystem object or (for hardcore developers) some API functions.

BTW, I don't use those controls except for creating some demo programs...

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