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Need Help with FileDialog Property in MS Acess VBA

Posted on 2004-09-24
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Hi All,

  I'm trying to use the File Dialog property to get input from a user to get the name and location to create a exported spreadsheet.

  I can export the spreadsheet fine.  Here is the problem.

  Here is the code:

Dim dlgSaveAs As FileDialog

    Set dlgSaveAs = Application.FileDialog( FileDialogType:=msoFileDialogSaveAs)

    dlgSaveAs.Show

Here is the error - the Dim statement is where the error is happening

Compile:  Error

User-Defined type not defined

Can anybody help?

Thanks in Advance
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Question by:jcosta_sr
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by:shanesuebsahakarn
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Just change it to:
Dim dlgSaveAs As Object

That should do it.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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by:jcosta_sr
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when I subsitute object for FileDialog the first line passes but then the second line

Set dlgSaveAs = Application.FileDialog( FileDialogType:=msoFileDialogSaveAs)

fails

Named argument not found.  (FileDialogType is highlighted)
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 500 total points
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Remove the FileDialogType:= part, so you have:
Set dlgSaveAs = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs)

(the argument is DialogType, I believe not FileDialogType). You may need to add a reference to the Microsoft Office <your version) Object Library for this to work. Otherwise, this should also work:

Set dlgSaveAs = Application.FileDialog(2)
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