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Multiple file types filtered with OPENFILENAME

Posted on 2011-09-27
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Hello,

I'm using the code below to call the OPENFILENAME dialog.  I need to filter xls and xlsx files, but it can only do one at a time.  When I put both extentions in as below nothing comes up.

Any ideas?  I'm working in Access 2010.

 sFilter = "All Excel Files" & Chr(0) & "*.xls, *.XLSX" & Chr(0)

    Dim OpenFile As OPENFILENAME
      Dim lReturn As Long
      Dim sFilter As String
      OpenFile.lStructSize = Len(OpenFile)
      OpenFile.hwndOwner = Me.Hwnd
      'OpenFile.hInstance = App.hInstance

        sFilter = "Excel Files (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls, *.XLSX" & Chr(0)
      OpenFile.lpstrFilter = sFilter
      OpenFile.nFilterIndex = 1
      OpenFile.lpstrFile = String(257, 0)
      OpenFile.nMaxFile = Len(OpenFile.lpstrFile) - 1
      OpenFile.lpstrFileTitle = OpenFile.lpstrFile
      OpenFile.nMaxFileTitle = OpenFile.nMaxFile
     ' OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "S:\clients\SENIOR LIVING\Minnesota\MN 2010\Census\Family Lists"
      'OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "S:\VR\1VR\VR - Ron\Development\MN_F_04122\Family_List_Test_Files"
      OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = ""
      OpenFile.lpstrTitle = "Select the import file..."
      OpenFile.flags = 0
      lReturn = GetOpenFileName(OpenFile)
      If lReturn = 0 Then
         'MsgBox "The User pressed the Cancel Button"
      Else
         'MsgBox "The user Chose " & Trim(OpenFile.lpstrFile)
         subGetFile = RTrim(OpenFile.lpstrFile)
      End If

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Does this work?

sFilter = "Excel Files (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls*" & Chr(0)
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Try it like this perhaps:

    sFilter = "All Excel Files (*.xls, *.xlsx)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls; *.xlsx" & Chr(0)

The first segment is what will displayed on the "One Line"
    "All Excel Files (*.xls, *.xlsx)"

The second segment is the actual filter(s) (separated by semicolons...
    "*.xls; *.xlsx"

Chr(0) is just a Null (I think...)


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by:eshurak
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Thanks guys.  Both solutions work.  

chr(0) is null.  It's used as the delimiter in case you want the user to be able to choose from several filters.
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