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I have a MS Access database with the following code in the on-click event of a button, I am trying to see how I can insert a WshShell.SendKeys "{F5}" so that the dialog file on the list is automatically updated with the latest information uploaded on the SharePoint Site. I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in my existing form
'needs reference to microsoft office 12.0 object library
   Dim MyFilePath As String
   Dim MyFileDialog As Office.FileDialog
   Dim MyfileDFilter As Office.FileDialogFilter
   Dim strPath As String

   Set MyFileDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)

   strPath = "http://teamsites......." '<<<<The SharePoint Site

   With MyFileDialog
      .Title = "Select Pic"
      .Filters.Clear
      .Filters.Add "Image Files", "*.jpg, *.bmp, *.gif"
      
      .FilterIndex = 2
      
      .ButtonName = "Select"
      .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
      .InitialFileName = strPath
      If .Show = -1 Then
         MyFilePath = CStr(MyFileDialog.SelectedItems.Item(1))
      Else
        
      End If
   End With
Me.txtFilePath = MyFilePath

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YohanF earned 1500 total points
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why dont you just use SendKeys "{F5}" or use Refresh function ?
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by:joeserrone
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I tried placing WshShell.SendKeys "{F5}" and also me.refresh on line 8 of my code but didn't work, do you have any ideas how my code would look like?
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by:YohanF
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Does the dialog file open from the initial folder location you have given, it should be automatically refreshed without having to explicitly do it.. Or am I understanding the problem wrong?
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by:joeserrone
ID: 34111495
I thought that too but it doesn't refresh it, I have to manually press F5 in order to refresh it
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by:YohanF
ID: 34111657
So when you press the F5 key does that get refreshed???

Also check whether there is a caching mechanism in your network, that could be a problem causer...

what about DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRefresh command ?? also insert that just before "If .Show = -1 Then" line....

Hope this will work for you..

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 34114854
I don't see {F5} anywhere in the code you posted?

Can you post the code where you tried it and it did not work?
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by:joeserrone
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I tried the "DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRefresh " option but didn't work, to answer Boag2000 question... attached is the code I tried to run using the {F5} option
'needs reference to microsoft office 12.0 object library
   Dim MyFilePath As String
   Dim MyFileDialog As Office.FileDialog
   Dim MyfileDFilter As Office.FileDialogFilter
   Dim strPath As String

   Set MyFileDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
WshShell.SendKeys "{F5}" 
   strPath = "http://teamsites......." '<<<<The SharePoint Site

   With MyFileDialog
      .Title = "Select Pic"
      .Filters.Clear
      .Filters.Add "Image Files", "*.jpg, *.bmp, *.gif"
      
      .FilterIndex = 2
      
      .ButtonName = "Select"
      .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
      .InitialFileName = strPath
      If .Show = -1 Then
         MyFilePath = CStr(MyFileDialog.SelectedItems.Item(1))
      Else
        
      End If
   End With
Me.txtFilePath = MyFilePath

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by:joeserrone
ID: 34148676
This advice is good but I can't get it to work on my code
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