Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


VB.Net 2005 - FileListBox, DriveListBox, DirectoryListBox Controls Question?

Posted on 2007-04-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am using the VB6 FileListBox, DriveListBox, and DirectoryListBox controls in my VB.Net 2005 app. I have the filter set on the FileListBox. What I need to do is select all the files in the FileListBox using my app without the users interaction. I then wish to process each selected file in a for loop. I'm just not sure what properties/methods to use for the FileListBox.

Please help!

Question by:BlakeMcKenna
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 67

Expert Comment

ID: 18837015
What are you wanting to do 'with' the files?
You should be able to simply loop through them...

Dim x As Int16
For x = 0 To File1.ListCount - 1
  Console.WriteLine File1.List(x)

Author Comment

ID: 18837081
I just want to open them and process the data. I just wasn't sure how to select them or if I needed to. However, the ListCount property should work.


Author Comment

ID: 18837087
Actually, there is no listcount property. At least I didn't see one thru intellisense!
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 18837380
Those controls have been "updated" to be more consistent with .Net syntax so they have an Items() collection now...

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub FormC_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        FileListBox1.Path = "c:\"
        FileListBox1.Pattern = "*.txt"
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        For i As Integer = 0 To FileListBox1.Items.Count - 1
            FileListBox1.SelectedIndex = i

            System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(250) ' simulated processing

    End Sub

End Class

Author Comment

ID: 18837474
How do I reference the filename?
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
ID: 18837483
I showed that in this line:   =)


So use "FileListBox1.Items(i)"...


Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create and use a custom WaterMark textbox class.  The custom WaterMark textbox class allows you to set the WaterMark Background Color and WaterMark text at design time.   IMAGE OF WATERMARKS STEPS Create VB …
Creating an analog clock UserControl seems fairly straight forward.  It is, after all, essentially just a circle with several lines in it!  Two common approaches for rendering an analog clock typically involve either manually calculating points with…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question