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Changing File Names

Posted on 2004-10-18
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I'm a vb6 programmer.

I'm using FileListBox and the DirListBox.

I'm finding the files i want to find and in some cases would like to rename a file.
can this be done?  if so how do i do it?

b howard
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To rename, use the FileSystemObject's MoveFile routine.

See: http://www.kcprogramming.com/vbfunctions.html
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Visual Basic 6 has a statement that handles it. No need to create a special scripting object.

Simply use the Name statement:
Name <oldpath> As <newpath>

MSDN has all your VB needs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/vbenlr98/html/vastmname.asp
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Ahhh... I'm too late... :-/
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by:Sicos
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Just use the following code to rename a program

The code will return a false if it fails, otherwise it will return a true

Function RenameFile(lsSourceFile as string, lsDestinationFile as string) as boolean

      Dim oFSO

                on error goto ErrorHandler

      Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

      oFSO.MoveFile lsSourceFile, lsDestinationFile

      ' Clean Up
      Set oFSO = Nothing

      RenameFile = DTSTaskExecResult_Success

                exit function

ErrorHandler:
                RenameFile = false

End Function


Greetings,
Sicos
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