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    Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Name

    Hello,

    As many of you, I have used Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) many times to allow the user to select a folder on the system.

    For the solution I am currently working on, I'd like the InitialFileName to show in the Folder Name field as if it was already selected.
    By default this field is empty when I use the InitialFileName. Is there a way to achieve this or are there other solutions?

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Hello BartH_NL,

    Here is an example...

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Sure. Here's my example. Copy/Paste the code at the bottom of this post into a new module then run TestTheFolderPicker. (If it works, you can delete the "TestTheFolderPicker" sub and call the fnstrFolderPicker from elsewhere in your project)

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Hi Leith and mc84Excel,

    Thank you for your contribution. Nevertheless, we are not there yet. I'll explain:

    With this code

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    The resulting Dialog is this:

    Attachment 649833
    Notice the Folder name field is empty.

    When I hit OK, the path is passed to the Folder variable and into the msgbox, so although the selected folder is not displayed in the Folder name field, the output is correct.

    To have the folder name reflected in the Folder name field, I have to select "Documents" in the top Path field:

    Attachment 649837
    Notice now the Folder name field is filled with Documents.

    When I hit OK, again the result is correct.

    So my question remains, how can I "automate" the "manual selection" of the selected folder to have it displayed in the Folder name field.

    (The reason why I want this, is because I have noticed some users get confused when they have to hit the OK button while the Folder name field is still empty…
    I think it is not as user-friendly as I like my projects to be.)

    For who is interested, I have found another oddity:

    When I change the given Path string like this:
    Path = Application.DefaultFilePath

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    The resulting Dialog looks like the perfect solution, but when the user hits the OK button, it gives an error:

    Attachment 649842

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Hi there,

    I haven't studied this in too much detail, but I think that the closest you will be able to get to what you want is to have the FullName of the initial folder displayed in the TitleBar of the DialogBox:

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    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Hi Greg,

    Thnks, good suggestion!

    Grtz Bart

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    Re: Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) display InitialFileName in Folder Na

    Hello,

    At a request from the forum's moderators, I have added an example worksheet:

    msoFileDialogFolderPicker_Excample.xlsm

    Grtz Bart

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