Progress Bar

I made a program to backup certain directories and files. And when you browse to a directory/file and select one it adds it to list boxes.

Now when I click Start I want it to start a progress bar of it copying the files from one directory to the other. Does anyone know how I can do this? Code examples would be appreciated.
Jmjl3Asked:
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aelatikCommented:
First of all you need to know the filecount before you start the progress. After that its very easy.

These are the parameters you need to set before progress.

Progressbar1.min = 0
Progressbar1.max = FILECOUNT
Progressbar1.value = 0

After that in your filecopy loop you increase the value each time you copy a file like :

Progressbar1.value = Progressbar1.value + 1
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Jmjl3Author Commented:
I assume by Filecount, I need to know how many files there are? I am using listboxes...1 listbox for files, and a second for directories. So I won't know how many files there are in the directories because some folders are bigger...
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aelatikCommented:
Post the code of what you have so far and ill implement the progressbar for you.
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Jmjl3Author Commented:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
CommonDialog1.ShowOpen
Text1.Text = CommonDialog1.FileName
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
If Text1.Text = "" Then
MsgBox "You must enter a file to backup before you add it to the list.", vbExclamation, "Add file error"
Else
List1.AddItem (Text1.Text)
End If
End Sub

Private Sub Command5_Click()
End
End Sub

Private Sub Command6_Click()
If Text3.Text = "" Then
MkDir "C:\Bck1"
Else
MkDir "C:\" & Text3.Text
End If
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
If Text3.Text = "" Then
Label15.Caption = "Bck1"
Else
Label15.Caption = Text3.Text
End If
End Sub


In command6_click that is the START button. And also in that sub is it possible to have it go find a files that are listed in a listbox and copy them to a directory? I would appreciate it.
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aelatikCommented:
This would be your command6 sub with copy and progressbar functionality :

Private Sub Command6_Click()
    Dim DIR_TO_COPY As String
    If Text3.Text = "" Then
        MkDir "C:\Bck1"
        DIR_TO_COPY = "c:\Bck1"
    Else
        MkDir "C:\" & Text3.Text
        DIR_TO_COPY = "c:\" & Text3.Text
    End If
    If List1.ListCount > 0 Then
        ProgressBar1.Min = 0
        ProgressBar1.Max = List1.ListCount
        ProgressBar1.Value = 0
        Dim LOOPER As Long
        Dim FNAME As String
        For LOOPER = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
            FNAME = Right(List1.List(LOOPER), InStr(1, StrReverse(List1.List(LOOPER)), "\") - 1)
            FileCopy List1.List(i), DIR_TO_COPY & "\" & FNAME
            ProgressBar1.Value = ProgressBar1.Value + 1
            DoEvents
        Next
    End If
End Sub
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Jmjl3Author Commented:
Perfect!
2 more simple questions, I hope. And I increased the points to 140...It's all I have.

Can the CommonDialog control select directories? Because as far as I know it only selects files.

2) I have a second listbox, list2. In that directory it displays the directory paths. Is it also possible to backup directories into that folder? Your help is GREATLY appreciated!
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aelatikCommented:
1) No, you can do this with the DRIVE and DIR control instead. Add the Drive control and the DIR control to your form and use the following code :

Private Sub Dir1_Change()
    Text1.Text = Dir1.Path
End Sub

Private Sub Drive1_Change()
    Drive1.Drive = Dir1.Path
End Sub
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aelatikCommented:
2) you can use the same filecopy method in there to
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Jmjl3Author Commented:
Hmmm, I tried doing it for the directories, but I can't seem to get it right...
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Jmjl3Author Commented:
...Anyone???
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