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How to close a TIFF file using VBA

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I have a program where I display a list of TIFF files on a form.  The user clicks one, it opens, they select several things on the form that creates a new name\location for the file.  I copy the file to a new location with the new name.  

Now I just need to close and kill the file that was just copied.  Everything is working perfectly and this seems so simple.  I know the full file name and just want to close and kill it.  Ironically, when I run the same application in Citrix, KILL and the filename works.  It doesn't matter that it's open.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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JezWalters earned 500 total points
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It's a bit of overkill (no pun intended!), but have you tried the following?
Reset
Kill <full path to your TIFF file>

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by:gbanik
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U r using VBA.

Alomost always file operations do not release the file instantly. One bad... but effective way is to wait for sometime and then try killing it.

Following is a code that tries for 10 seconds.
Option Explicit
Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)

Public Sub YourSubroutine()
'.....your code here

Dim iCtr As Integer
On Error Resume Next
Do While iCtr < 10
    DoEvents
    DoEvents
    DoEvents
    Kill sYourFileName
    Sleep 1000
    iCtr = iCtr + 1
    If Dir(sYourFileName) = "" Then Exit Do
Loop
If Err.Number <> 0 Then Err.Clear

End Sub

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