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vb.net - use subdirectories

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Hello there,
I am using this code to create directories based on the date the picture was taken.
it looks for all of the images in a dir and then it moves them.
I have 5 directories with images and I would like to make the code look for sub-directories..
how exactly can I do that?
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        If FolderBrowserDialog1.ShowDialog = Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Then
            ProcessFiles(FolderBrowserDialog1.SelectedPath, "*.jpg")
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub ProcessFiles(ByVal Folder As String, ByVal Pattern As String)
        Dim di As New DirectoryInfo(Folder)
        For Each fi As FileInfo In di.GetFiles(Pattern)
            Dim values() As String = FindDateTaken(fi.FullName).Split(":")
            If values.Length >= 2 Then
                values(2) = values(2).Split(" ")(0)
                Try
                    Dim dt As New DateTime(values(0), values(1), values(2))
                    Dim SubDi As New DirectoryInfo(Path.Combine(di.FullName, dt.Year))
                    If Not SubDi.Exists() Then
                        SubDi.Create()
                    End If
                    SubDi = New DirectoryInfo(Path.Combine(SubDi.FullName, dt.Month.ToString("00")))
                    If Not SubDi.Exists() Then
                        SubDi.Create()
                    End If
                    SubDi = New DirectoryInfo(Path.Combine(SubDi.FullName, dt.Day.ToString("00")))
                    If Not SubDi.Exists() Then
                        SubDi.Create()
                    End If

                    Dim NewFileName As String = Path.Combine(SubDi.FullName, fi.Name)
                    fi.MoveTo(NewFileName)
                Catch ex As Exception

                End Try
            End If
        Next
    End Sub

    Private Function FindDateTaken(ByVal strPicture As String) As String
        Const DATE_TAKEN As Integer = &H9003
        Dim dateTaken As String = ""
        Using img As Image = Image.FromFile(strPicture)
            If img.PropertyIdList.Contains(DATE_TAKEN) Then
                Dim pitem As PropertyItem = img.GetPropertyItem(DATE_TAKEN)
                dateTaken = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(pitem.Value, 0, pitem.Value.Length)
            End If
        End Using
        Return dateTaken
    End Function

End Class

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Change line 14 to:
For Each fi As FileInfo In di.GetFiles(Pattern, SearchOption.AllDirectories)

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Can you explain more about the other folders?  Are they INSIDE the folder that is selected by the user?

WHERE should the created folders go now?  Should each subfolder get its own structure?...or should just the "root" folder get the new directories and the files from the subdirectories should go there as well?
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yes they are inside the directory selected by the user..this is what I have

C:\pics\Sep
C:\pics\Nov
C:\pics\Dec
C:\pics\Jan
C:\pics\Feb

it should look for the images in sub-directories and place them in the correct format.
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K...but should the CREATED folders be like this?

C:\pics\Sep\2011\03\02
C:\pics\Sep\2011\01\15
C:\pics\Nov\2010\07\09
C:\pics\Nov\2009\11\32

Or like this?

C:\pics\2011\03\02
C:\pics\2011\01\15
C:\pics\2010\07\09
C:\pics\2009\11\32
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it should be like this

C:\pics\2011\03\02
C:\pics\2011\01\15
C:\pics\2010\07\09
C:\pics\2009\11\32
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Cool...then the change by kaufmed is perfect!

*If you needed the folders to be created within each subdirectory then the code would have to be changed.
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