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Need a FileSelectFolder function that displays the files

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The FileSelectFolder function does not appear to display the files in the selected directory. I found many different examples of other FileSelectFolder functions, some by Melba23, which are way cool but not quite what I need.

If the standard FileSelectFolder just displayed the files in the currently selected directory I could move on.  Problem is the user might not know where the files they want to process are located.

A possible solution is to display directories with files and either allow the user to select all the .bat files to copy to an array or just automatically copy all .bat files into the array.

Some of you like to know the "why" of things: This entire exercise is to copy / rename a single file.txt to the same name as the .bat filenames in the selected dir.




Copy TestFile.txt to:




so there are both .bat and .txt files for each .bat filename.

The user must decide which directory they want to process, and needs to see what's in the directory to select it.

Doesn't matter if it's the standard Explorer window or a custom explorer. If you know of one I could try I'd certainly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance!

Jibs :bike:

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How about something like this?


#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>

$batchfiles = FileOpenDialog("test", "c:\tmp", "Batch files (*.bat)", $FD_MULTISELECT)

If @error Then
    MsgBox(16, "Failed", "File selection failed, error: " & @error)

ConsoleWrite("Chosen batchfiles: " & $batchfiles & @CRLF)

If StringInStr($batchfiles, "|") Then
    ; contains a pipe, means multiple batchfiles were selected
    $chosenArray = StringSplit($batchfiles, "|")
    ; Say we have "c:\tmp|x.bat|y.bat", the array elements after split will be:
    ; [0]: 3
    ; [1]: "c:\tmp"
    ; [2]: "x.bat"
    ; [3]: "y.bat"
    $folder = $chosenArray[1]
    for $i = 2 to $chosenArray[0]
        $file = $chosenArray[$i]
        $filepath = $folder & "\" & $file
        ConsoleWrite("Doing magic on file: " & $filepath & @CRLF)
    ConsoleWrite("Doing magic on file: " & $batchfiles & @CRLF)

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How do I mark both answers as "Solved"?!  :sorcerer:  I'll mark Radiance since SadBunny has solved so many questions already, and Radiance was first!

Thank You! Missed this function completely!  And Thank You to SadBunny for the code :bye:

Jibs  :bike:


No problem friend, we don't do it for the points score here, at least I don't. As we say in Dutch, "small effort, big pleasure".

Roses are FF0000, violets are 0000FF... All my base are belong to you.

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