A set of pre-defined File Masks are included to simplify the selection of file types. For VBA, you can use the modFileDialogVBA which avoids the use of Windows API calls.
|(Declarations)||Declarations||Declarations and private variables for the modFileDialog module.|
|FileDialog_GetFile||Procedure||Launch the file open dialog and return selected file name.|
|FileDialog_GetFiles||Procedure||Launch file open dialog and allow selecting one or more file names.|
|OpenDialog||Procedure||Invoke the Windows API to launch the file open dialog and return the file name selected by the user.|
|SetFileMasks||Procedure||Combine multiple file masks into one.|
|SetFileMask||Procedure||Set file mask based on specified options.|
' Example of modFileDialog ' ' To use this example, create a new module and paste this code into it. ' Then run the procedure by putting the cursor in the procedure and pressing: ' F5 to run it, or ' F8 to step through it line-by-line (see the Debug menu for more options) Private Sub Example_modFileDialog() ' Comments: Examples of using the modFileDialog module to invoke the Windows API Common Control for selecting a file or files from the File Dialog. ' Support VB6 and VBA with 32 and 64 bit Windows API calls. Const cstrDefaultFile As String = "C:\Total Visual SourceBook 2013\Samples\example.txt" Dim strFile As String Dim strFiles As String Dim astrFiles() As String ' Use the FileDialog_GetFile method to Display the file open dialog and retrieve the file name ' This method accepts parameters rather than requiring the class properties to be set. strFile = FileDialog_GetFile(True, cstrDefaultFile, "Total Visual SourceBook Example of File Open", "txt") If strFile <> "" Then MsgBox "You chose this file: " & strFile Else MsgBox "You cancelled the File Open dialog" End If ' Select multiple files by using Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click when the dialog is open If FileDialog_GetFiles(cstrDefaultFile, "Total Visual SourceBook Example of File Open for Multiple Files", "All", astrFiles()) Then strFiles = Join(astrFiles, vbCrLf) MsgBox "These files were selected: " & strFiles End If ' Show the Save Dialog for Access databases strFile = FileDialog_GetFile(False, cstrDefaultFile, "Total Visual SourceBook Example of File Save", "Access") If strFile <> "" Then MsgBox "File Name: " & strFile Else MsgBox "You cancelled the File Save dialog" End If End Sub
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