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FileDialog.Filters Property (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Gets a FileDialogFilters collection. Read-only.


expression. Filters

expression A variable that represents a FileDialog object.

Return Value



The following example displays a File Picker dialog box using the FileDialog object and displays each selected file in a message box. The example also adds a new file filter called "Images."

Sub Main() 

 'Declare a variable as a FileDialog object. 
 Dim fd As FileDialog 

 'Create a FileDialog object as a File Picker dialog. 
 Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker) 

 'Declare a variable to contain the path 
 'of each selected item. Even though the path is aString, 
 'the variable must be a Variant because For Each...Next 
 'routines only work with Variants and Objects. 
 Dim vrtSelectedItem As Variant 

 'Use a With...End With block to reference the FileDialog object. 
 With fd 

 'Add a filter that includes GIF and JPEG images and make it the first item in the list. 
 .Filters.Add "Images", "*.gif; *.jpg; *.jpeg", 1 

 'Use the Show method to display the File Picker dialog box and return the user's action. 
 'If the user presses the button... 
 If .Show = -1 Then 

 'Step through each string in the FileDialogSelectedItems collection. 
 For Each vrtSelectedItem In .SelectedItems 

 'vrtSelectedItem is aString that contains the path of each selected item. 
 'You can use any file I/O functions that you want to work with this path. 
 'This example displays the path in a message box. 
 MsgBox "Selected item's path: " & vrtSelectedItem 

 Next vrtSelectedItem 
 'If the user presses Cancel... 
 End If 
 End With 

 'Set the object variable to Nothing. 
 Set fd = Nothing 

End Sub

See also


FileDialog Object

Other resources

FileDialog Object Members

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