Solved

Application.FileDialog(msoFileSaveAs)

Posted on 2011-02-16
3
1,045 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am trying to set filters for a FileSaveAs dialog using the following code:
    Dim fDialog As Office.FileDialog

    Dim varSelection As Variant
    Dim strFileName As String

    Set fDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs)
    With fDialog
        .Title = "Select Destination File"
        .InitialFileName = CurrentProject.Path & "\test.pdf"
       
        .Filters.Clear
        .Filters.Add "PDF Files", "*.PDF"

        .Show
    End With

I get an error on the .Flters.Clear line, as well as the Filters.Add line. Everything works fine without those lines of code, but of course I don't get my desired filter. What am I missing?
0
Comment
Question by:TechMommy
[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
3 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Brett earned 500 total points
ID: 34914520
VBA help says that you can't use Clear or Add with SaveAs   ... which isn't very helpful

So you need a workaround. I'm a Excel guy so there you would use GetSaveAsFilename. Not relevant I believe in Access, so a Access workaround would appear to be something like this

http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0001.htm

hth

Dave
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 34918187
<No points wanted>

A benefit of using brett's link is that it will work in versions of Access where you could not use the code you posted.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Closing Comment

by:TechMommy
ID: 35072069
I was hoping that there was a better/simpler solution, but apparently there isn't. This is certainly an excellent workaround for the problem.
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

This article describes a technique for converting RTF (Rich Text Format) data to HTML and provides C++ source that does it all in just a few lines of code. Although RTF is coming to be considered a "legacy" format, it is still in common use... po…
For most people, the WrapPanel seems like a magic when they switch from WinForms to WPF. Most of us will think that the code that is used to write a control like that would be difficult. However, most of the work is done by the WPF engine, and the W…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

756 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