VBA Excel - Importing file type frx

Posted on 2010-09-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I have an import function that allows me to import modules and forms into another workbook, successfully.  However, I also have .frx files that it does not import.  I dont know what .frx files are.  Can anyone help me allow these files to be imported?  See my code below:
Sub ImportModules()

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False

    Dim Filt As String, Title As String, FilterIndex As Integer, i As Integer, FileName

    Dim blnTest As Boolean

    Dim FSO As Object, Folder As Object, File As Object

    Dim OzMainXLS As Workbook


    Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    Set Folder = FSO.GetFolder("C:\")


    For Each File In Folder.Files

        If UCase(File.Name) = "oz_main.xls" Then

            If WorkbookIsOpen(File.Name) Then

                Set OzMainXLS = Application.Workbooks(File.Name)


                Set OzMainXLS = Application.Workbooks.Open(File.Path)

            End If

            blnTest = True

            Exit For

        End If



    If blnTest = True Then

        If MsgBox("oz_main.xls already exists." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _

        "Would you like to add modules to it?", vbYesNo, _

        "oz_main.xls Exists") = vbNo Then GoTo ExitHere

    End If


    If blnTest = False Then

        Set OzMainXLS = Application.Workbooks.Add

        OzMainXLS.SaveAs ("C:\oz_main.xls")

        Windows("oz_main.xls").Visible = True


        If MsgBox("oz_main.xls created." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Would you like to import modules?", _

        vbYesNo, "oz_main.xls Created") = vbNo Then GoTo ExitHere

    End If


    Filt = "All Files (*.*),*.*," & _

    "Basic Files (*.bas),*.bas," & _

    "Form Files (*.frm),*.frm,"

    FilterIndex = 5

    Title = "Select a File to Import"

    FileName = Application.GetOpenFilename(FileFilter:=Filt, FilterIndex:=FilterIndex, _

    Title:=Title, MultiSelect:=True)


    If TypeName(FileName) = "Boolean" Then GoTo ExitHere

    For i = LBound(FileName) To UBound(FileName)

        OzMainXLS.VBProject.VBComponents.Import (FileName(i))





    Set OzMainXLS = Nothing

    Set FSO = Nothing

    Set Folder = Nothing

    Set File = Nothing

    Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

Private Function WorkbookIsOpen(wbName) As Boolean

     'Returns TRUE if the workbook is open

    Dim wb As Workbook

    On Error Resume Next

    Set wb = Application.Workbooks(wbName)

    If Err = 0 Then WorkbookIsOpen = True Else WorkbookIsOpen = False

End Function

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Question by:NerishaB
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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You don't import FRX files - they are already handled when you import the form.

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Thanks Wayne.
In my code, you see the filter allowing "All files", ".Bas Files" and "Form Files".  Is there a way to filter it such that the user odes not see the 'frx files" when they select All and import?  At the moment, if I just select all files, the .frx files get selected as well and the import stops becasue it does not recgonise .frx.  How can I work arouns this problem?
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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Not when they select "All Files", but you can specify *all* VBA files. Change the filter to this....

    Filt = "All Files (*.*),*.*," & _
    "Visual Basic Files (*.bas; *.frm; *.cls),*.bas;*.frm;*.cls"

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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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If you still want to specify which type of VBA file, use this....

    Filt = "All Files (*.*),*.*," & _
    "Form Files(*.frm),*frm," & _
    "Module Files (*.bas),*.bas," & _
    "Class Files (*.cls),*.cls," & _
    "Visual Basic Files (*.bas; *.frm; *.cls),*.bas;*.frm;*.cls"


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Comment Utility
Thank you, both solutions work well.

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