Solved

Changing File Names

Posted on 2004-10-18
4
297 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
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
0
Comment
Question by:BHoward
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
farsight earned 500 total points
ID: 12341758
To rename, use the FileSystemObject's MoveFile routine.

See: http://www.kcprogramming.com/vbfunctions.html
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:liads
ID: 12342056
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
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:liads
ID: 12342071
Ahhh... I'm too late... :-/
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Sicos
ID: 12342092
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
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
Simple Linear Regression

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question