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How can i get my application to populate a list box with a list of all the folders that exist in the application path. so say ive got folder1, folder2, and folder3.

i want the list box to have:
folder1
folder2
folder3

i want then to have it so that when i click on folder1 in the list box, that a picture appears in the picture box on the right that is called folder1.jpg and a text box to populate with a file called text.txt thanks. if i can get this solved within the next 12 hours ill try offer more points if possible
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i forgot to add that im using visual basic 6, and that if this isnt possible, then id be willing to use a text file in the app path with a list of the folder names inside it
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got this code:


Path = "J:\DVD\"
    Subdir = Dir(Path, vbDirectory)
    Do While Len(Subdir)
        If (GetAttr(Path & Subdir) And vbDirectory) Then
            lstFilms.AddItem Subdir
        End If
        Subdir = Dir
    Loop


how do i get it to change the picture in the  picture box by whats in the folder?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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"when i click on folder1 in the list box, that a picture appears in the picture box on the right that is called folder1.jpg and a text box to populate with a file called text.txt"

Did you by chance mean text1.txt instead of text.txt?  So if you clicked on Folder2 then you would want folder2.jpg and text2.txt?

Where are these files located?  Are they also in the app path? ...or are they located within each respective subfolder?
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Dim Path As String
Dim Subdir As String

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Path = "J:\DVD\"
    Subdir = Dir(Path, vbDirectory)
    Do While Len(Subdir)
        If (GetAttr(Path & Subdir) And vbDirectory) Then
            lstFilms.AddItem Subdir
        End If
        Subdir = Dir
    Loop

End Sub

Private Sub lstFilms_Click()
Dim temp As String
Dim handle As Integer

On Error GoTo error:

    temp = lstFilms.Text
    picpath = Path & Subdir & temp & "\" & temp & ".jpg"
    imgPicture.Picture = LoadPicture(picpath)
    lblDescription.Caption = "Descrition: " & temp
    despath = Path & Subdir & temp & "\Description.txt"
    txtDescription.Text = FileText(despath)
error:
End Sub


Function FileText(ByVal filename As String) As String
    Dim handle As Integer
   
    If Len(Dir$(filename)) = 0 Then
        Err.Raise 53
    End If
   
    handle = FreeFile
    Open filename$ For Binary As #handle
    FileText = Space$(LOF(handle))
    Get #handle, , FileText
    Close #handle
End Function
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