Solved

How do I limit navigation options with VBA filedialog

Posted on 2010-11-24
6
1,016 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying to limit the navigation abilities of FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker).  I am setting the initialfilename to the folder I wish to start from.   I want to allow navigation to any subfolder within the initial file name, but prevent from navigating higher.   Below is a snipit of my code,  How can I restrict my navigation capabilities?  

Dim fd As FileDialog
Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
fd.InitialFileName = "C:\WINDOWS\system32"
fd.Show
0
Comment
Question by:DavidWoods57017
[X]
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
6 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
sedgwick earned 334 total points
ID: 34212504
there's no built in mechanism in common dialog controls to restrict specific folder.
With the common dialog, you can browse any folder on any drive to which your login account has access and/or permissions.
what you can do is customize your own file dialog control which implements folder restrictions.



0
 

Author Comment

by:DavidWoods57017
ID: 34212918
sedqwick stated: what you can do is customize your own file dialog control which implements folder restrictions.  Can someone provide an example of customizing a a file dialog control?
0
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:sedgwick
sedgwick earned 334 total points
ID: 34212945
check this post for custom dialogs tutorial:
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=15
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Jeffrey Coachman
Jeffrey Coachman earned 166 total points
ID: 34214635
...Now making a custom "File Dialog" box will be even trickier...

You will somehow set a "Top" folder.

But the key lies in sedqwick's  first post:
"With the common dialog, you can browse any folder on any drive to which your login account has access and/or permissions."
So if you could restrict the users Login Access to all but your Top level folder, you may have a shot here...

What would the worse case be if a user browsed above a certain folder?

JeffCoachman
   
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 34959151
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
Enums (shorthand for ‘enumerations’) are not often used by programmers but they can be quite valuable when they are.  What are they? An Enum is just a type of variable like a string or an Integer, but in this case one that you create that contains…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

688 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