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VB6 - Save List1 to Text file issue

Hi all

I would like to save my List1 content into a Text file and save it with a specific name.

The problem i have is that it save the file but the text file content stay empty even if my List1 was populated.

Would you know why based on by below code?

Thanks again for your help.


'Save text file
Dim f%, i%

 f = FreeFile
  Open "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\New location: " & Format(Now, "yymmddhhmmss") For Output As #f
  file_name = "New location: " & Format(Now, "yymmddhhmmss")

          
        For i = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
        List1.Selected(i) = True
        Print #f, List1.List(List1.ListIndex)
    Next

  
  Close #f
  FreeFile f

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Wilder1626Author Commented:
I tried like this also.

I can save the List 1 but for that, i need to create the text file first on my Desktop.

But i want to generate a new file and save it in this format: "New location: " & Format(Now, "yymmddhhmmss")

'Save text file
 Dim WriteLineTextFile As String
    
    Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
    Dim fso, f
  
    
    
       Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.filesystemobject")
   Set f = fso.opentextfile("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\New location.txt", ForWriting)
  
   
    For i = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
        List1.ListIndex = i
        f.writeline (List1.Text)
        If i = List1.ListCount - 1 Then
            
        End If
    Next i


MsgBox ("Export Complete")
    

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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
The colon (:) is not a valid character in a file or folder name so...

Dim f%, i%

 f = FreeFile
  Open "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\New location " & Format(Now, "yymmddhhmmss") For Output As #f
  'file_name = "New location" & Format(Now, "yymmddhhmmss")

          
        For i = 0 To List1.ListCount - 1
        List1.Selected(i) = True
        Print #f, List1.List(List1.ListIndex)
    Next

  
  Close #f

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Wilder1626Author Commented:
wonderful. This is perfect

Thanks again for your help
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
You're welcome.
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