This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications
macro (Sub procedure) that loops through specified files in a folder
(directory) and displays each file name in a dialog box.
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Sample Visual Basic Procedure
Dim MyFile As String, Sep As String
' Sets up the variable "MyFile" to be each file in the directory
' This example looks for all the files that have an .xls extension.
' This can be changed to whatever extension is needed. Also, this
' macro searches the current directory. This can be changed to any
' Test for Windows or Macintosh platform. Make the directory request.
Sep = Application.PathSeparator
If Sep = "\" Then
' Windows platform search syntax.
MyFile = Dir(CurDir() & Sep & "*.xls")
' Macintosh platform search syntax.
MyFile = Dir("", MacID("XLS5"))
' Starts the loop, which will continue until there are no more files
Do While MyFile <> ""
' Displays a message box with the name of the file. This can be
' changed to any procedure that would be needed to run on every
' file in the directory such as opening each file.
MsgBox CurDir() & Sep & MyFile
MyFile = Dir()
Article ID: 139724 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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