opening file dialog in VBA

Hi -
I am revamping a 6 year old app (never touched again on it...) for ms/access 64 bit and polishing interface, adding functionality and  ruggedising a bit. The app used to store documents in a master folder and a reference to them in the DB. In those days I used a function that I picked from some sample (maybe EE...), named  FileToOpen(searchFolder) that would show a dialog and, if the user selected a file would return the path to it, or an empty string.

Now in 64 bit, I did put the PtrSafe, but the function quickly (In a flash that we may see or not) just does nothing.

So I am asking it someone has an example similar to the function, that I could use in ms/access 2016 - 64 bit and (I can dream), I could also use to show the file inside a form? (namely for PDF files that would represent 90% of all files)
any help is welcome
João serras-pereiraAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
For the file selection part, I would recommend you use the standard Application.FileDialog capability in Access.  A couple of examples below, and should run on either 32 or 64 bit.



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Juan OcasioApplication DeveloperCommented:
Here is code I used to do something similar:

Private Sub cmdSelectFile_Click()

    Dim strFileName As String
    Set fDialog = Application.FileDialog(DialogType:=msoFileDialogOpen)
    
    With fDialog
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Filters.Clear
        .Filters.Add "Excel Workbook", "*.xlsx"
        .Filters.Add "Microsoft Excel", "*.xls"
    End With
    
    If fDialog.Show Then
        strFileName = fDialog.SelectedItems(1)
        Me.txtfileName.value = strFileName
    End If
End Sub

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The Filter.Clear clears the filters and then I added filters for Excel.  It then selects the file path and saves it to a textbox called txtfileName

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João serras-pereiraAuthor Commented:
Hi Thanks a lot!The 2nd part IO have sorted myself
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