File List Control

Posted on 2002-07-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I am using the file list control in VB and it is only showing me the short file names.  How I can get it to show long file names?
Question by:curtis591
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by:Anthony Perkins
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You may want to check out this document from MSDN:
PRB: Problems Using Intrinsic File System Controls;EN-US;Q196141&

BUG: FileListBox Display Inconsistent Between Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 (Q184247);EN-US;Q184247&
PRB: FileListBox Control May Not List File Names Properly;EN-US;Q196028&

In other words, it is time you looked for alternatives, such as the Common Dialog Box.


Accepted Solution

glass_cookie earned 50 total points
ID: 7173496

How about usaing the dir function to loop out all the files in a folder, then input the stuff to a listbox?

Anyway, here's a file for you over the net:

Description: Search a directory for a file using a class (5K)


Description: Search for files matching a pattern (2K)

From there, you could fuse that code into the dirlistbox :)

That's it!
glass cookie : )

Author Comment

ID: 7175100
We have to restrict the users to where they are can pick files from and I couldn't see a way to do that with the Common Dialog box but the dir function will serve us perfectly.

Expert Comment

ID: 7176509
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