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1) i have a driver list box , dir list box and a file list box , how can i do that when i double click on any file in the file list box , it'll automatically open the file ?

2) how can i list all the files' name within a folder to a ListBox ? ( not using a file list box) ?
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Question by:ANGmoh
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by:Bob Learned
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Private Sub File1_DblClick()

   OpenFile Me.File1.Path & "\" & Me.File1.List(Me.File1.ListIndex)

End Sub
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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2) use Dir$ function

dim f as string
dim sPath as string
sPath="c:\windows\system\"

f=dir$(spath & "*.*",vbarchive)
do while f<>""
     list1.additem spath & f
f=dir$
loop
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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1)
'in general declarations section of form
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long


sub filelistbox1_doubleclick()
      shellexecute me.hwnd, "open",filelistbox1.path & "\" & filelistbox1.text,vbnullstring,vbnullstring,vbnormal
end sub
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by:ANGmoh
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Richie_Simonetti : the Open file is not working ...
something wrong with it ?  

shellexecute me.hwnd, "open",filelistbox1.path & "\" & filelistbox1.text,vbnullstring,vbnullstring,vbnormal
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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sorry, my mistake:

Private Sub File1_DblClick()
      ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", File1.Path & "\" & File1.FileName, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbNormal

end sub
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by:ANGmoh
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Richie ... still the same .. cant ...
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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I did a test and it works with no problems, what happens exactly?
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by:ANGmoh
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Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub File1_DblClick()

sPath = strLogDefaultDir & "\"
fullpathname = sPath & List1.Text

ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", fullpathname, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbNormal

end sub

i'v double clicked , but nothing happen.
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by:ANGmoh
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i did try it out in a new form , yes it did ,open the files , but in other format (.exe,.frm) , not in txt file .
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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"...but in other format (.exe,.frm) , not in txt file . "
Sorry, i didn't understand. What did you mean with that?
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by:ANGmoh
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what i mean is , you are able to open other files format except .txt file .

when i double click on  aaa.txt , it wont open the file .
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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do you have a file asociation for that kind of file?
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by:ANGmoh
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they are text document , should be open with notepad .
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Change last parameter to vbNormalFocus
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