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FileExists() method not found

FileExists() method not found

FileExists() method not found

(OP)
Colleagues,
In any program, one needs to check if a such-n-such file is present in a such-n-such directory.
The known way of checking up a file's presence is FileExists() function/method.
I tried to use it as

CODE --> vb.net

FileSystem.FileExists(lcSrcDir & pcFilNamXML) 

... in the frmMain.cmdRun.Click() event and, once I've it printed this above code in the code editor window, it gave me "grief" with the following error message:
"'FileSystem' is ambiguous, imported from the namespaces or types 'Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO, Microsoft.VisualBasic".
I do have both

CODE --> vb.net

Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO 

in the VB module, so... I'm confused!
What am I doing wrong there?
TIA!

Regards,

Ilya

RE: FileExists() method not found

Sample code from here

CODE

Dim FileName = "One.docx"
Dim FilePath = "C:\TEMP" & "\" & FileName

If System.IO.File.Exists(FilePath) Then
    MsgBox("The file exists")
Else
    MsgBox("the file doesn't exist")
End If 


---- Andy

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RE: FileExists() method not found

(OP)
Works!
thanks

Regards,

Ilya

RE: FileExists() method not found

Great! This little trick goes a long way... pc2


---- Andy

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RE: FileExists() method not found

Your Imports are ambiguous - as the error message is trying to tell you; you do not need both

Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

and

Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO

Just use the latter, and then FileSystem.FileExists works just fine



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