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VB.Net Select Specific File

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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hey everyone,

I want to prompt the user to select a file, an exact file, for example "MyFile.ext" - from a folder - I know it can be done, I just don't see how quite yet.

The user should NOT be able to change the file name (MyFile to OtherFile, WrongFile, etc.)
The user should NOT be able to change the file filter (changing *.ext to *.txt, *.doc, etc.)

I want it to only accept if the correct file is chosen.

I will be in to look at answers in the morning ~ 12 hours or so.

Thanks!
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Frosty555: Thanks for your input - sounds like what I need.

Full story is I am doing some scripting with GHOST32.exe (Symantec Ghost) and need to know where the file is, before I try to use it.

I will use what you said, then after I know the file is there, use the file len function to check size of file (to a range that's close to what I am expecting)

CodeCruiser: Thanks for your input - true once could inherit - but I am choosing Frosty555's method.

Thanks both!

Andrew
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