Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #47
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In this Issue

This issue introduces a routine to show the Windows 95/NT folder browser/selector. It allows you to select a folder from the tree of available drives/folders on your machine. It will even allow the browsing of network folders.


Public Function BrowseFolders(frmParent As Form, Optional sTitle As String) As String



A blank string if the Cancel button is pressed. Returns the full folder name that was selected. If the root of a drive is selected it will append a \ character to the end of the string.

Sample Usage

This example shows how to use the subroutine. This line will print the name of the folder that was selected.

    MsgBox BrowseFolders(Me, "Please select a folder for installation.")

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