Browse directory

Agent Orange

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I have a browse button and I want to set my default directory, in which when i press the button it goes to that directory rather than mydocuments or some crap...Any help would be great thanks in advance.

Here is the code I am using for the browse...
[
Dim Filter As String, Caption As String, SelectedFile As Variant

Filter = "Excel (*.xls),*.xls"
Caption = "Please Select SpreadSheet"

SelectedFile = Application.GetOpenFilename(Filter, , Caption)
If SelectedFile = False Then Exit Sub

Me.destination = SelectedFile

Set SelectedFile = Nothing
]
 

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Russell Hauf

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Joined
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On 2002-09-09 14:33, Agent Orange wrote:
I have a browse button and I want to set my default directory, in which when i press the button it goes to that directory rather than mydocuments or some crap...Any help would be great thanks in advance.

Here is the code I am using for the browse...
[
Dim Filter As String, Caption As String, SelectedFile As Variant

Filter = "Excel (*.xls),*.xls"
Caption = "Please Select SpreadSheet"

SelectedFile = Application.GetOpenFilename(Filter, , Caption)
If SelectedFile = False Then Exit Sub

Me.destination = SelectedFile

Set SelectedFile = Nothing
]

You can use the ChDrive and ChDir statements. This will not change the default directory for Excel, but it will affect the path that Excel will default to for the rest of the session (so if someone runs the macro then goes to File-Open, it will still use your path) - unless you change it back in your code (which I have done below). Something like this:<pre><font color='#000000'><font color='#000080'>Sub</font> OpenMyFile()<font color='#000080'>Dim</font> Filter<font color='#000080'>As</font> String, Caption<font color='#000080'>As</font> String, SelectedFile<font color='#000080'>As</font><font color='#000080'>Variant</font><font color='#000080'>Dim</font> strCurrentDrive<font color='#000080'>As</font> String, strCurrentPath<font color='#000080'>As</font><font color='#000080'>String</font>

strCurrentPath = CurDir$
strCurrentDrive = Left(strCurrentPath, 1)

ChDrive "d"
ChDir "d:data"

Filter = "Excel (*.xls),*.xls"
Caption = "Please Select SpreadSheet"

SelectedFile = Application.GetOpenFilename(Filter, , Caption)<font color='#000080'>If</font> SelectedFile = False<font color='#000080'>Then</font><font color='#000080'>GoTo</font> ExitHere

Me.Destination = SelectedFile<font color='#000080'>Set</font> SelectedFile = Nothing

ExitHere:
ChDrive strCurrentDrive
ChDir strCurrentPath<font color='#000080'>Exit</font><font color='#000080'>Sub</font><font color='#000080'>End</font><font color='#000080'>Sub</font></font></pre>

Hope this helps,

Russell
This message was edited by Russell Hauf on 2002-09-09 16:12
 

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