How can I get the NAME of the file from a window that I open using the shell command in Access VBA?

Hello All

I have a user that would like a button that opens a window into a particular folder.  No problem there, I used this:

Call Shell("explorer.exe " & QPathFile, vbNormalFocus) - the QPathFilename is the folder directly path.

Now this user wants to be able to select the file in the window and have that name populate a field on the access form.  I know if they doubleclick on the filename it will open the file.  That is fine by him  but he wants the name to go into the field.

Any ideas or do I just have to tell him to do a copy and paste from the window?

Thanks
Andy
alevin16Asked:
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Andy,

 No, you want to use the open file dialog, which will return the name of the file he chooses.

Application.FileDialog Property (Access)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff196794.aspx

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alevin16Author Commented:
Hi Jim

I am going to give this a try.  I was hoping there was a way to do this.

I will report back soon

Thanks again!
Andy
alevin16Author Commented:
That did it!  Thanks
alevin16Author Commented:
Exactly what I needed and super fast!
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