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List all files in folder with certain extension

Posted on 2006-11-01
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I need VB .NET 2003 code for a windows form such that I can browse to folder location and then store in memory a list of all files with a certain extension.
Question by:Tom Knowlton
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 2000 total points
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Hi knowlton,

This line will store all files in a folder with a "xls" extension in a String array....

    Dim Files() as String = Directory.GetFiles("C:\FolderPath\", "*.xls")



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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 17853896
What namespace is Directory found in?

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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 17853919

Once I call this:

Dim Files() as String = System.IO.Directory.GetFile(strPath, "*.mdb")

How do I loop through each file in Files( )?

Thanks...new to VB .NET
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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And to browse for the folder first....

        Dim FoldBrowser As New FolderBrowserDialog
        Dim Files() As String
        If FoldBrowser.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK Then
            Files = System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(FoldBrowser.SelectedPath, "*.xls")
        End If

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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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Oops, sorry. Didn't realised you had posted.

To loop through each of the files once you've got the array, do something like this....

    For Each sFile As String In Files
         'sFile will return the FullPath to the file


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