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Open folder in Datagridview link

Posted on 2011-09-06
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I have a column call "Open". I want to add a link to open a folder. How can this be done?
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by:gingermoleman
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Hi,

Where does the folder exist? If its on the server then I dont beleive you can unless this is an intranet (not without it being more about domain permissions anyway).
Have you though of using an upload/ download component to display the folder contents back?
Its easy enough to list the contents of a folder back as a list and make them all hyperlinks to the files if your looking for a zero cost solution.

If you can explain a bit better what it is your trying to acheive I'll find a better answer for you.

GMM
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by:VBdotnet2005
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Please see attachment. Thank you for your help
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by:gingermoleman
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Hi,

Very sorry, I saw datagrid and pressumed this was a webpage related question! Im not sure if I can help but I'll try.

You seem to have resolves the dl.text problem, and your syntax for opening explorer is correct.
I think its useColumnTextforLinkValue which is wrong in that the value it brings is just dept1. Can you put the full path into the db?
Otherwise, you'll need to ammend the value somehow to prefix the C:\Documents etc bit.

GMM
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gamarrojgq earned 500 total points
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Hi,

You have to use the CellContentClick Event of your datagridview and inside that event you call the Process.Start method like this

    Private Sub DataGridView1_CellContentClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.CellContentClick

        Process.Start("explorer.exe", DataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).Cells(e.ColumnIndex).Value.ToString)

    End Sub


This will open the Explorer and look for the folder Dept1 or Dept2 according to your example before.

Hope that helps
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