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Working with files and folders in VB.Net

Posted on 2007-03-31
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Hi Experts,

I'm having a little trouble working with files and folders in VB.Net.  I'm new to .Net and have been using VB6 for the last 2 years.  To perform the operations I would usually need with VB6 is easy.

I would usually do something like this in VB6:

Reference Windows scripting runtime.
Dim Fsys as new FileSystemObject
Dim XFile as File
Dim XFolder as Folder

Set XFolder = FSys.GetFolder("C:\Data\SubFolder1\SubFolder2\")
For Each XFile In XFolder.Files
   XFile would now reference a specific file and would exposed properties and methods i found useful.
Next XFile

How can do a similar sort of thing in .Net?

Thanks
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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Hello DigitalNam,

Dim dir_info As New DirectoryInfo(("C:\Data\SubFolder1\SubFolder2\")
    Dim file_infos() As FileInfo
    file_infos = dir_info.GetFiles("*:*")
    For Each file_info As FileInfo In file_infos
       file_info is now what you are looking for.        
    Next file_info


Regards,

angelIII
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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some tips for working with files and folders:
http://vb-helper.com/index_files_and_directories.html
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