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How to find files in a directory

Hi,

How can I open all the files in a directory, which names match a
particular string ?

Say I have a string like 'a file name to find' and I want to find and
open all the files of a given directory, which name contains that
string.

Here is how I open the file of a directory. How can it be modified to
find open only the right files?

Imports System.IO
Sub Dir(Optional ByVal sDirectory As String = ".")
Dim sFiles() As String
Dim i As Integer
sFiles = Directory.GetFileSystemEntries(sDirectory)
For i = 0 To sFiles.GetUpperBound(0)
Console.WriteLine(sFiles(i))
Next
End Sub

Thanks

Jul 12 '06 #1
2 2030
I forgot to mention that I know about the pattern argument to
GetFileSystemEntries but it seems to work only if the pattern matches
the exact name + extension of the file.
I want to find files, which name contain the pattern, and I don't care
about hte extension.

Thanks

graphicsxp wrote:
Hi,

How can I open all the files in a directory, which names match a
particular string ?

Say I have a string like 'a file name to find' and I want to find and
open all the files of a given directory, which name contains that
string.

Here is how I open the file of a directory. How can it be modified to
find open only the right files?

Imports System.IO
Sub Dir(Optional ByVal sDirectory As String = ".")
Dim sFiles() As String
Dim i As Integer
sFiles = Directory.GetFileSystemEntries(sDirectory)
For i = 0 To sFiles.GetUpperBound(0)
Console.WriteLine(sFiles(i))
Next
End Sub

Thanks
Jul 12 '06 #2
I wouldn't redefine the Dir() function - that's already defined in the
VB runtime. If you use the default Dir() function, then you can use it
to continually find the file pattern you are looking for.

T

graphicsxp wrote:
>I forgot to mention that I know about the pattern argument to
GetFileSystemEntries but it seems to work only if the pattern matches
the exact name + extension of the file.
I want to find files, which name contain the pattern, and I don't care
about hte extension.

Thanks

graphicsxp wrote:

>>Hi,

How can I open all the files in a directory, which names match a
particular string ?

Say I have a string like 'a file name to find' and I want to find and
open all the files of a given directory, which name contains that
string.

Here is how I open the file of a directory. How can it be modified to
find open only the right files?

Imports System.IO
Sub Dir(Optional ByVal sDirectory As String = ".")
Dim sFiles() As String
Dim i As Integer
sFiles = Directory.GetFileSystemEntries(sDirectory)
For i = 0 To sFiles.GetUpperBound(0)
Console.WriteLine(sFiles(i))
Next
End Sub

Thanks



Jul 13 '06 #3

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