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i am writing an app for a business who takes pictures of people with a digital camera.
now i have the path where this digital camera stores this picture.
what i need to know is how can i find out which file was last created (thus the pic that was just taken) so that i can link the picture with that transaction and just copy the title of the picture to the database.
i also need a way to copy this file (in vb) to my c:\clientpics folder

or am i seeing this whole picture from a horrible perspective.
im using vb6 and its a sony camera.
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If you add a FileList box and a command button to a form,you can try this:


Private Sub Form_Load()
File1.Path = "C:\CameraPics"
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim LastDate As Date, LastFile As String, LastTitle As String
Dim CurFileDate As Date
Dim i As Integer

File1.Refresh

For i = 0 To File1.ListCount - 1
CurFileDate = FileDateTime(File1.Path & "\" & File1.List(i))

If CurFileDate > LastDate Then
    LastDate = CurFileDate
    LastFile = File1.Path & "\" & File1.List(i)
End If
Next i

' for testing
MsgBox LastFile

' get the filename
LastTitle = Mid$(LastFile, InStrRev(LastFile, "\") + 1)

' for testing
MsgBox LastTitle

' copy the file
FileCopy LastFile, "C:\Clientpics\" & LastTitle

End Sub
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by:jxharding
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vinnyd you are the man,
i learned a lot out of this which i can apply to future programming
sorry for the little points, but i live in a third world country called south africa
and one months e-e subscribtion = this weeks bread money :)

ps i will also be applying thsi to the scanner for clients who need to produce Identification documents
thanx!

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