Building an Open File Dialog

Question:
I am a beginner programmer with VB 3.0 Standard Edition. I am not very familiar with the Common Dialog VBX (CMDIALOG.VBX). I am designing a Recipe Book program and I need to find out how to open files, retrieve data from them, and save data the user enters in. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:
Make sure you have the CONSTANT.TXT file added to your project. This dialog box requires the user to select an existing file, and the read only box is hidden. The title of it is “Select Database File”, and the filters available are database files (*.mdb) and all files (*.*). The starting filter you want is the second one (*.mdb). If the user presses Cancel, you will get a trappable error indicating this. All of the CommonDialog properties are documented in the VB help file, but this will get you started.

   CommonDialog.Flags = OFN_FILEMUSTEXIST + OFN_HIDEREADONLY   CommonDialog.DialogTitle = “Select Database File”   CommonDialog.Filter = “All Files(*.*)|*.*|Database Files (*.mdb)|*.mdb”   CommonDialog.FilterIndex = 2   CommonDialog.CancelError = True   CommonDialog.Action = DLG_FILE_OPEN

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

technology leadership

Why the World Needs More Technology Leadership

As a fact, technology has touched every single aspect of our lives. And there are some technology giants in today’s world which have been frequently opined to have a strong influence on recent overall technological influence. Moreover, those tech giants have popular technology leaders leading the companies toward achieving greatness.

iOS app development

The Future of iOS App Development: Trends to Watch

When it launched in 2008, the Apple App Store only had 500 apps available. By the first quarter of 2022, the store had about 2.18 million iOS-exclusive apps. Average monthly app releases for the platform reached 34,000 in the first half of 2022, indicating rapid growth in iOS app development.

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job