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Posted on 2003-11-21
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Hello I'm using the DirListBox in my latest program but I have a little problem.
The data stored in the dir1 contains the whole path to a directory.
I only need the chosen directory.
Example:

dir1 = "C:\Documents and settings\all users\Desktop\"

I want just "Desktop" to be stored in a variable somehow.
I have a few ideas how I could do this and I'm sure they would work but it would be
MUCH work. So maybe someone here knows a fast efficient way to do this.
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Question by:Shibjuh
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dbrckovi earned 300 total points
ID: 9795522
Try this:
This will split your path to components (directories) separated by "\"

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Private Sub Dir1_Change()
   Dim vArray
   Dim i As Integer

   vArray = Split(Dir1.Path, "\")
   For i = 0 To UBound(vArray)
         MsgBox vArray(i)
   Next i
End Sub
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If you need only the last component:

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Private Sub Dir1_Change()

Dim vArray
Dim i As Integer

vArray = Split(Dir1.Path, "\")

    MsgBox vArray(UBound(vArray))
   
End Sub
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by:vbhelp12345
ID: 9795537
here is it is

Dim dir1 As String

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim i As Integer
Dim lent As Integer
Dim j As Integer
Dim varname As String
lent = Len(dir1)
i = 1
Do While i < lent
If Mid(dir1, i, 1) = "\" Then
  j = i
End If
i = i + 1
Loop
varname = Mid(dir1, j + 1, (lent - j) - 1)
MsgBox varname
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
dir1 = "C:\Documents and settings\all users\Desktop\"
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by:Shibjuh
ID: 9795570
Thanks guys :) very fast replies. Sorry vbhelp12345 for not giving you points but dbrckovi's answer was shorter
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by:dbrckovi
ID: 9795584
Thanx!
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