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Select a file API?

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I have a sub that imports a complex delimited text file. I want to be able to have the user select the file in a "windows explorer" like fasion. I have found a the code below that uses the find a file API but don't know how to pass the file to my sub.

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

'*********************** BEGIN COPY ************************
'the open filename api
Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias "GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As gFILE) As Long

' the gFILE type needed by the open filename api
Type gFILE
lStructSize As Long
hwndOwner As Long
hInstance As Long
lpstrFilter As String
lpstrCustomFilter As String
nMaxCustFilter As Long
nFilterIndex As Long
lpstrFile As String
nMaxFile As Long
lpstrFileTitle As String
nMaxFileTitle As Long
lpstrInitialDir As String
lpstrTitle As String
flags As Long
nFileOffset As Integer
nFileExtension As Integer
lpstrDefExt As String
lCustData As Long
lpfnHook As Long
lpTemplateName As String

End Type

Public Function FileToOpen(Optional StartLookIn) As String
'Purpose: Calls the open file api to let the user select the file to open
'returns: string value which contains the path to the file selected. "" = no file seleted

Dim ofn As gFILE
Dim path As String
Dim filename As String
Dim a As String

ofn.lStructSize = Len(ofn)
ofn.lpstrFilter = "Text Files (*.csv)" _
+ Chr$(0) + "*.csv" + Chr$(0) + "All Files (*.*)" + Chr$(0) + "*.*" + Chr$(0)
ofn.lpstrFile = Space$(254)
ofn.nMaxFile = 255
ofn.lpstrFileTitle = Space$(254)
ofn.nMaxFileTitle = 255

If Not IsMissing(StartLookIn) Then
ofn.lpstrInitialDir = StartLookIn
ofn.lpstrInitialDir = "c:\some default directory"
End If

ofn.lpstrTitle = "Please find and select the document to open"
ofn.flags = 0

a = GetOpenFileName(ofn)
If (a) Then
path = Trim(ofn.lpstrFile)
filename = Trim(ofn.lpstrFileTitle)
If Dir(path) <> "" Then FileToOpen = -1
FileToOpen = Trim(ofn.lpstrFile)
FileToOpen = ""
path = ""
filename = ""
End If

FileToOpen = path

End Function

'*********************** END COPY *************************

What is the code to select a file using "windows style" explorer and pass it to my sub "Private Sub ImportText()" for text transfer?

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