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Browse Method for User Inputed File Location

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I need the user to input the location of a file so that my script can open that file and perform some tasks. I wrote code that allows the user to manually type in the full directory of the file using a simple input box.

$Input1 = InputBox("InputBox name","Please enter the location of the file. (C:\Users\sjohnson\Desktop\file.xlm)")

This is not a very efficient or user friendly way to do this, it is a pain for the user to type the full location of the file.

I would like to have some type of "Windows Explorer" type input method, where the user can browse through disk drives and folders to select the requested file. How can I accomplish this? Is there any scripts already written that do this? 

Another possible solution would be a drag and drop box, where the user could just drag and drop the requested file.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Edited by SamuelIngvalson

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Hi, Samuellngvalson, welcome to the forum. Check out FileOpenDialog or FileSelectFolder in the Help File.


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SamuelIngvalson,

Or you could use my ChooseFileFolder UDF - look in my sig for the link. :)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Between ChooseFileFolder, RecFileListToArray and ExtMsgBox, I see three UDFs that should be core in the next release :)


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JLogan3o13,

Check out the _FileListToArrayRec function in the latest Beta - it might look familiar. ;)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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a very simple example to try:

$File = FileOpenDialog('Please choose any file', '', 'All (*.*)', 1)
MsgBox(0,"File selected:", $File, 5)

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