Open Folder - 500 pts

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
I want to allow the user to open a folder for viewing, I am currently using the BrowseInfo type. The user selects the folder but I am not sure how to call an open command on the folder.

I want the same result as typing a folder path in Start and Run.
Question by:rocky050371
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    Expert Comment

    Hi rocky050371,

    Shell "explorer " & PathNameToFolder, vbNormalFocus

    Will do it.

    Tim Cottee
    LVL 28

    Accepted Solution

    Or shellexecute API:

    Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

    Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Call ShellExecute(0, "Open", ("C:\Somefolder"), "", "", 1)
    End Sub

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