Show only certain extensions in Common Dialog Box

Hi Experts.

I have a common dialog box and want to open a file but I only want to show cetain file extensions ie. .jpg etc

Many Thanks
Lee
ljhodgettAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
CommonDialog1.Filter = ".txt|text files|.doc|Doc files"
CommonDialog1.ShowOpen
End Sub
0
 
iHadiCommented:
Hi ljhodgett
GrahamSkan post is wrong, the right code is :

Private Sub Command1_Click()
CommonDialog1.Filter = "text|*.txt files|Doc files|*.doc"
CommonDialog1.ShowOpen
End Sub
0
 
iHadiCommented:
Sorry this is the right code (printing error):

Private Sub Command1_Click()
CommonDialog1.Filter = "text files|*.txt |Doc files|*.doc"
CommonDialog1.ShowOpen
End Sub
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

 
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
iHadi,

>>GrahamSkan post is wrong<<
Please read this (especially if you are not prepared to test your code):
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/help.jsp#hi64

There should not be any space after the filespec, instead of:
CommonDialog1.Filter = "text files|*.txt |Doc files|*.doc"

It should be:
CommonDialog1.Filter = "text files|*.txt|Doc files|*.doc"
0
 
iHadiCommented:
acperkins
I think as an expert, if you see a wrong solution, you should point it out so people who read this page do not get confused in trying out the solution and spend precious time in debuging it and trying to get it work. I did not use any bad or unappropriate words that could be descibed as critical comments.

As for the space issue you are right. It was a printing error, and by the way I did test the code but for the doc extention (the directory I browsed had no txt files) and I think one working extention is enough to deliver the idea. Thank you for pointing out this bug and I would not consider it criticizing!!!
0
 
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>I think as an expert, if you see a wrong solution, you should point it out so people who read this page do not get confused in trying out the solution and spend precious time in debuging it and trying to get it work<<

Perhaps.  But then at least test your solution before you post rather than posting a solution and look like an idiot when it does not do what you say it does.  Don't you agree?
0
 
iHadiCommented:
>>Please read this (especially if you are not prepared to test your code):
>>http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/help.jsp#hi64

Now this is criticizing calling me an idiot. I will not reply to it but I wish Mr. jimhorn has something to say on this.
0
 
GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
We all make mistakes :).
0
 
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
iHadi,

>>Now this is criticizing calling me an idiot.<<
I realize English may not be your first language, so please re-read what I said, I did not say you were an idiot. But feel free to post a message in Community Support if you feel my comments are in any way inappropriate.  

Also, please re-read the following from the EE Guidelines:

Test your solution when appropriate
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/help.jsp#hi66
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.