Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Files Method

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Returns a collection of filenames used by the vbCFFiles format (a DataObjectFiles collection) which in turn contains a list of all filenames used by a DataObject object; for example, the names of files that a user drags to or from the Windows File Explorer.



The Files collection syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object An object expression that evaluates to a DataObject object.
index An integer which is an index to an array of filenames.


The Files collection is filled with filenames only when the DataObject object contains data of type vbCFFiles. The DataObject object can contain several different types of data. You can iterate through the collection to retrieve the list of file names.

The Files collection can be filled to allow Visual Basic applications to act as a drag source for a list of files.