Open a folder in VBA

aryan_hr

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Hi,
It is my program that opens a folder " My_Folder" in VBA.
But if there is an error, windows exploere showes the error not my program. why??
best wishes
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Private Sub Show_Input()
Dim My_Folder As String
My_Folder = "A:ddd"
On Error GoTo Error_Show_Input:

Shell "c:windowsexplorer " + My_Folder, 1
On Error GoTo 0
Exit Sub
Error_Show_Input:
MsgBox "Progran can not open this folder." + Chr(13) + Chr(10) + "[" + Error(Err) + "]", vbOKOnly, "Error"
End Sub
 

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Hi aryan_hr,

I'm no expert but I believe that when you 'shell out' to another program, eg explorer, control passes to that program. Therefore, your error-trapping routine will not catch any errors arising in explorer.

What exactly are you trying to achieve? Could it be done with "Application.GetOpenFilename"? Or try the following link for bringing-up an open folder dialog box in VBA:

http://www.erlandsendata.no/english/vba/folders/selectfolder.htm

HTH
 
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Hi Richie,
thanks, you are right about error-trapping routine.
But I exactly want to open a folder in VB or VBA.
How can I do it in my program and catch any errors arising ?
Also I did it by "Shell" and before running the "Shell" commend, I checked the folder and trapped the error.
But I think there is a simple way for this work.
any help?
best wishes
 
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Hi,

Did you check the link above? I believe that does what you are looking for?


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This message was edited by Richie(UK) on 2002-09-23 03:50
 
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Hi,
yeah... I had seen it before. That program only selects a folder and not open it.
I only want to open a folder.
any help?
 
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Hi,

What are you trying to achieve?

That is, what are you going to do once you have opened the folder? Are you saving, loading, listing or what?
 
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Hi,
thanks for your reply.
I have written a program that creates a new folder including some files. Now after finishing my program, I want to open this folder and take a look in.
any help?
 
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Hi,

How about using "Dir" or "FileSearch" to provide the information that you want?

Or, possibly, "Application.GetOpenFileName" if you really want a browser type view.

HTH
 
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