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Populate a list box with file names for a given folder... (VB 6)

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Dim PathStr As String
Dim FileName As String

PathStr = "C:\MyFolder"

lstBox.Clear
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.<code to cycle through file names in PathStr  folder to determine what and store file names in variable "FileName" >
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lstBox.AddItem = FileName

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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim myFile As String
myFile = Dir("C:\MyFolder", vbDirectory)
    Do While Not myFile = vbNullString
        lstBox.AddItem myFile
        myFile = Dir
    Loop
End Sub

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btw, maybe you want the FileListBox instead of the listbox. You'll find it in the basic components groups. To load the files into the filelistbox, all you have to do is:

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

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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Short and sweet.

Could we limit them to a certain file extention?

Private Sub cboFolder_Click()                 ' Q1: or maybe cboFolder_Change()?
Dim myFile As String
myFile = Dir("C:\MyFolder", vbDirectory)
    Do While Not myFile = vbNullString
        if right(myFile,4)=".xls" Then lstBox.AddItem myFile     '<---  changed here
        myFile = Dir
    Loop
End Sub

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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Re:> filelistbox...

I will look at it.  SirBounty was talking about it too.
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Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim myFile As String
myFile = Dir("c:\MyFolder\*.xls", vbDirectory)
    Do While Not myFile = vbNullString
        List1.AddItem myFile
        myFile = Dir
    Loop
End Sub

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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Sequence of operation:
- Select a folder from cboFolder (I like to keep them in a custom cboBox because they are few and change only from time to time)
- Select a folder from cboFolder.
- Your code above is OnClick event of cboFolder and works fine.

Btw, there is an item in cboFolder called <Browse..>, when user wants to add a new folder to the list, selects <Browse..> to fire your previouse code to bringup "looking for folder" interface.

Setup for last question:  When I use <Browse..> to add a new folder to the list (in OnClick event where I have following code as well:
Dim myFile As String
myFile = Dir("c:\MyFolder\*.xls", vbDirectory)
    Do While Not myFile = vbNullString
        List1.AddItem myFile
        myFile = Dir
    Loop
End Sub

And, because the folder name is not a part of cboFolder, above code doesn't work.  If there was event like AfterUpdate of Access, it would have been fine.  

Q1:  What other event I can move the code to correct the situatiuon?

Regards,

Mike
On minor problem I have is:
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The above code doesn't work (if I get you properly) because you are looking for a folder, while the code reads: myFile = Dir("c:\MyFolder\*.xls", vbDirectory), which means that you are looking for xls files. I think yoy will have to replace the xls with *, so yoy can see all sub folders of C:\MyFolder. Otherwise you may want to take a look at the DirListBox component (again, part of the basic components). The DirListBox can work together with the FileListBox to achieve what yoy are after.

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For some reason all "you" turned out as "yoy" :)

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