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Retreiving a list of files from a directory

Posted on 2002-06-24
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I want to browse a certain directory on a hard drive for a certain file type.
I can do this with the FileListBox (using the Pattern and Path properties) but I want to change the display so the file extension isn't shown.
What I could really do with is an API call that returns a list or windows handles to the files in the directory.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Andy.
 
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TimCottee earned 400 total points
ID: 7103425
Use a listbox and the Dir() function:

Private Sub PopFiles(ByVal Pattern As String, ByVal SourcePath As String, ByRef LBox As ListBox)
  Dim strFileName As String
  LBox.Clear
  strFileName = Dir(SourcePath & "\" & Pattern)
  Do While strFileName <> ""
    LBox.AddItem Left(strFileName,Instr(strFilename,".") - 1)
    strFileName = Dir()
  Loop
End Sub

Then call like:

PopFiles "*.txt","c:\Myfolder",List1

To get a list box filled with the filenames minus the extension.
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by:HelpAndy
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You beauty, thanks Tim.
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