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Open selected file using file dialog

Open selected file using file dialog

(OP)
Access 2010

I am wishing to allow a user to navigate and select a file to open from within a form command button, the filedialog code below works fine but I cannot get the selected file to open! - all that happens is the file is selected and OK'd and then it all closes down.

Thanks in advance


CODE

Function selectFile()
Dim fd As FileDialog, fileName As String
 
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
 
Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
 
fd.AllowMultiSelect = False
 
If fd.Show = True Then
    If fd.SelectedItems(1) <> vbNullString Then
        fileName = fd.SelectedItems(1)
     
    End If
    
Else
    'Exit code if no file is selected
    End
End If
 
'Return Selected FileName
selectFile = fileName

Set fd = Nothing
 
Exit Function
 
ErrorHandler:
Set fd = Nothing
MsgBox "Error " & Err & ": " & Error(Err)
 
End Function 

RE: Open selected file using file dialog

So your user points to file:
ABCD.txt
or
XYZ.doc
or
MyFile.xls
or
OtheFile.exe

What do you want to happen then?

Open ABCD.txt in Notepad?
Open XYZ.slc in Excel?
Open MyFile.doc in Word?
Open OtherFile.exe in ...?

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: Open selected file using file dialog

(OP)
Andrzejek

The file could be of any format, I just want it to open once they select it...

RE: Open selected file using file dialog

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RE: Open selected file using file dialog

Try this:

CODE

Public Sub OpenDocument(strDocPath As String)
Dim G As Long
G = Shell("RUNDLL32.EXE URL.DLL,FileProtocolHandler " & strDocPath, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub 

Just pass the full path with the file name.

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

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