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Will66

getFolderName from file path

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Hi, haven't used autoit for a while.

I prefer to use FileOpenDialog rather than FileSelectFolder.....whats the simplest way to trim the file name from a files path and return just the folder path?

eg:c:\\myfolder\

$var = FileOpenDialog("browse", @MyDocumentsDir & "", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", 1 + 4 )

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Will66,

Personally I have always used the following with success:

$sFolder = StringLeft($sFile_Name, StringInStr($sFile_Name, "\", 0, -1))

It looks for the right-most "\" and trims what is to the right of it (which should be the actual file name). You are left with a training "\" - not too difficult to alter the code to remove it if you wish.

M23


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thanks Melba23

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i thought there was a macro called @SCRIPTDIR.... or is the folder you want NOT in the script direcotry?

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi, haven't used autoit for a while.

I prefer to use FileOpenDialog rather than FileSelectFolder.....whats the simplest way to trim the file name from a files path and return just the folder path?

eg:c:\\myfolder\

$var = FileOpenDialog("browse", @MyDocumentsDir & "", "Images (*.jpg;*.bmp)|Videos (*.avi;*.mpg)", 1 + 4 )

I could never figure out why MS doesn't let you select a folder using the same dialog. That shell browse for folder thing really bites! :P

Edited by MilesAhead

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_PathSplit is what I use most of the time... I also use stuff like the extension in my script.

MDiesel

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