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I am having problems giving my dialog box the initial directory at runtime.
I can get it working if I code it at design time, does any one know why this
code wont allow me to get the initial directory from a Class at runtim.

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory

.ShowDialog()

end with
--
Cheers
Ithaqua
Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
I am having problems giving my dialog box the initial directory at runtime.
I can get it working if I code it at design time, does any one know why
this
code wont allow me to get the initial directory from a Class at runtim.


Error message? What's the exact problem?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #2
When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.

MyClass
{
Folder_location = "C:\"
}

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory

.ShowDialog()

end with

How ever if I hard code it like this it opens in the specified directory

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = "C:\"

.ShowDialog()

end with
--
Cheers
Ithaqua
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
I am having problems giving my dialog box the initial directory at runtime.
I can get it working if I code it at design time, does any one know why
this
code wont allow me to get the initial directory from a Class at runtim.


Error message? What's the exact problem?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #3
When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.

MyClass
{
Folder_location = "C:\"
}

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory

.ShowDialog()

end with

How ever if I hard code it like this it opens in the specified directory

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = "C:\"

.ShowDialog()

end with
--
Cheers
Ithaqua
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
I am having problems giving my dialog box the initial directory at runtime.
I can get it working if I code it at design time, does any one know why
this
code wont allow me to get the initial directory from a Class at runtim.


Error message? What's the exact problem?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #4
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.

MyClass
{
Folder_location = "C:\"
}

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory


Where is 'GetDirectory' defined?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>
Nov 21 '05 #5
It is defined in MyClass.

--
Cheers
Ithaqua
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.

MyClass
{
Folder_location = "C:\"
}

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory


Where is 'GetDirectory' defined?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #6
Ithaqua,

Forgive me that I had so smile, that it is in MyClass (although not litary I
hope because that is a keyword), does Herfried for sure know.

I think that he did more wanted to know where the information came from that
is in MyClass. (And if you checked that the information was really correct.)

Cor

"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schreef in bericht
news:5D******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
It is defined in MyClass.

--
Cheers
Ithaqua
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
> When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
> allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.
>
> MyClass
> {
> Folder_location = "C:\"
> }
>
> with openfiledialog1
>
> .InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory


Where is 'GetDirectory' defined?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #7
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
It is defined in MyClass.


First, 'MyClass' is a reserved keyword in VB.NET, second there might be a
bug in the implementation of the method.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #8
Ithaqua wrote:
When I use the following code to get a folder location from my Class it
allways opens the dialog box at My Documents.

MyClass
{
Folder_location = "C:\"
}

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = MyClass.GetDire ctory

.ShowDialog()

end with

How ever if I hard code it like this it opens in the specified directory

with openfiledialog1

.InitialdDirect ory = "C:\"

.ShowDialog()

end with


Can you post the code for your GetDirectory method here.... I'm guessing
the problem may be there.
Nov 21 '05 #9
Sorry MyClass is not actually the class name, it was just one I made up.
--
Cheers
Ithaqua
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Ithaqua" <It*****@discus sions.microsoft .com> schrieb:
It is defined in MyClass.


First, 'MyClass' is a reserved keyword in VB.NET, second there might be a
bug in the implementation of the method.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #10

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