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Language: VB4,VB5,VB6,VBS
Expertise: beginner
Jun 12, 1999

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GetFilePath - Extract the path portion of a file name

' Retrieve a file's path
'
' Note: trailing backslashes are never included in the result

Function GetFilePath(FileName As String) As String
    Dim i As Long
    For i = Len(FileName) To 1 Step -1
        Select Case Mid$(FileName, i, 1)
            Case ":"
                ' colons are always included in the result
                GetFilePath = Left$(FileName, i)
                Exit For
            Case "\"
                ' backslash aren't included in the result
                GetFilePath = Left$(FileName, i - 1)
                Exit For
        End Select
    Next
End Function
Francesco Balena
 
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