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How can I get a list of all the files in a given folder?

In VB this can be done usig the Filesystem object, but im not sure how it can be done in MFC.

Thanks.
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Question by:V2dB
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by:jkr
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by:Nass89
ID: 11802952
Hi,
The following function adds the folder file list to a ListCtrl :

CString m_csPath;//The path of  folder
WIN32_FIND_DATA FileData;
HANDLE hSearch;
DWORD dwAttrs;
BOOL fFinished = FALSE;

      CString str;
// Start searching for .TXT files in the current directory.
      str.Format("%s\\*.txt",m_csPath);
hSearch = FindFirstFile(str, &FileData);
if (hSearch == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
{
    AfxMessageBox("No files found.");
      return;
}
 
// Copy each .TXT file to the new directory
// and change it to read only, if not already.
 CString cs;
while (!fFinished)
{
      cs.Format("%s\\%s",m_csPath,FileData.cFileName);
      if(PathIsDirectory(cs))
            cs.Format("[%s]",FileData.cFileName);
      else
      cs=FileData.cFileName;

if(FileData.cFileName=="." || FileData.cFileName=="..");
else{
//Here I add it to a list control       
m_listDir.AddString(cs);
}

    if (!FindNextFile(hSearch, &FileData))
    {
        if (GetLastError() == ERROR_NO_MORE_FILES)
        {
//            AfxMessageBox( "No more files.");
            fFinished = TRUE;
        }
        else
        {
            AfxMessageBox("Couldn't find next file.");
        }
    }
}

Good Luck!
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Priyesh earned 75 total points
ID: 11803289
Here's one using MFC's CFindFile - Usage - ListFiles("c:") ;

void ListFiles(LPCTSTR lpszDir)
{
      CString szSearchString ;
      szSearchString.Format(_T("%s\\*.*"), lpszDir) ;

      CFileFind oFinder ;
      BOOL bWorking = oFinder.FindFile(szSearchString) ;

      while(bWorking)
      {
            bWorking = oFinder.FindNextFile() ;

            if(oFinder.IsDots())
                  continue ;

            TRACE(_T("%s"), oFinder.GetFileName()) ;

            if(oFinder.IsDirectory())
                  TRACE(_T("\t\t\t Dir")) ;

            TRACE(_T("\n")) ;
      }
}
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by:Nass89
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Hi 'V2dB',
Would you please explain, what is the difference between my comment and the accepted answer?

Thanks!
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by:V2dB
ID: 11807184
Nass89,

I was looking for the MFC way to do this.. I looked at all 3 comments, and the CFileFind method was the easiest as it provides some useful methods to get file information such as IsDirectory(), it was also less code, he provided a complete and working function and it was also the MFC way of doing it.

Thank you!
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