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Visual Basic (Microsoft) Versions 5/6 FAQ

Folders and Files

Split Path+File Into Path or File by MissyEd
Posted: 9 Apr 03

Public Function SplitFileName(strDocumentNameAndPath As String, strReturn As String) As String
On Error GoTo errorhandler

    Dim oFSO As New FileSystemObject
    Dim oFile As File
    
    If oFSO.FileExists(strDocumentNameAndPath) Then
        Set oFile = oFSO.GetFile(strDocumentNameAndPath)
        Select Case UCase$(strReturn)
            Case "FILE"
                SplitFileName = oFile.Name
            Case "PATH"
                SplitFileName = oFSO.GetParentFolderName(oFile.Path) & "\"
        End Select
        Set oFile = Nothing
    End If
    Set oFSO = Nothing
    
    ' Exit = No errors
    Exit Function
    
errorhandler:
    Set oFSO = Nothing
    SplitFileName = vbNullString
End Function

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