opening text files

birdman

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i am using the code
Code:
Dim FileName as String
FileName = Application.GetOpenFilename
to receive the name of a file that will eventually be opened. the file that will be opened must be a text file. does anyone know how to have only text files appear when the open box appears? thanks for any help in advance.
 

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Try this.
Code:
MyFileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("Text Files (*.txt), *.txt")
By the way you shouldn't declare the filename as String as it will generate a type mismatch if Cancel is pressed.
 
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