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I am creating a new tab in word 2010 for custom templates
My xml file is working great and adds 5 buttons on the tab inserted after the info tab. Beside each button I have a combo box that has 9 items
can anyone tell me how I can make my button onAction event open a
OpenFileDialog() based on the cbo selection??
Here is the code I am trying

Sub OnAction(ByVal control As IRibbonControl)
Dim myStream As Stream = Nothing
Dim openFileDialog1 As New OpenFileDialog()

If "cbo01" = "item01" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item02" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item03" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item04" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item05" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item06" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item07" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item08" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxx
ElseIf "cbo1" = "item09" Then
openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxx

End If
openFileDialog1.ShowDialog()
End Sub


TIA
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Question by:smithandandersen
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by:gman84
ID: 37751841
Firstly your better off using a CASE statement instead of an IF statment for this. But to get the value of a combo box you just use it's id and the TEXT property:
e.g.
cbo1.text

Select Case cbo1.text
    Case "item01"
        openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxxxxx
    Case "item02"
        openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = \\xxxxxxxx
....
End Select

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by:CodeCruiser
ID: 37765214
Is the text displayed in combobox not path of directory? If it is, you can use that as initialdirectory value

openfiledialog1.initialdirectory = cbo1.text

if its not, you can set the text and value of the combobox when populating and then

openfiledialog.initialdirectory = cbo1.selectedvalue
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by:smithandandersen
ID: 37767181
Hi Codecruiser

The text displayed in the combobox is drawn from the xml file

<comboBox id="cbo01" label="Template Type" >
                <item id="item01" label="01-Proposal"/>
                <item id="item02" label="02-Project Admin"/>
                <item id="item03" label="03-Permit Docs"/>
                <item id="item04" label="04-Construction Admin"/>
                <item id="item05" label="05-Inter-Office"/>
                <item id="item06" label="06-Prime Consultant"/>
                <item id="item07" label="07-CheckLists"/>
                <item id="item08" label="08-FootPrint"/>
                <item id="item09" label="09-Test-Dont Use"/>
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by:CodeCruiser
ID: 37769152
Where do you get the actual path?
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by:smithandandersen
ID: 37770677
This is the code I have been trying

Sub OnAction(ByVal control As IRibbonControl)
        Dim myStream As Stream = Nothing
        Dim openFileDialog1 As New OpenFileDialog()

        If "cbo01" = "item01" Then
            openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\01-Proposal"
        ElseIf "cbo1" = "item02" Then
            openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\02-Project admin"
        ElseIf "cbo1" = "item03" Then
            openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\03-Permit Documents"
        ElseIf "cbo1" = "item04" Then
            openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\04-Construction Admin"
        ElseIf "cbo1" = "item05" Then
            openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\05-Inter-Office"
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openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = ""\\torvsrvfile\officetemplates$\TorontoOfficeTemplates\" & cb01.text

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by:CodeCruiser
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gman84 got onto it before I could.

It appears that the text in your combobox is actually the foldername that you are trying to set. If this is always the case then you can use the code suggested above to simplify it.
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