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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

ParentFolder Property

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Returns the folder object for the parent of the specified file or folder. Read-only.



The object is always a File or Folder object.


The following code illustrates the use of the ParentFolder property with a file:

Sub ShowFileAccessInfo(filespec)
    Dim fs, f, s
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set f = fs.GetFile(filespec)
    s = UCase(f.Name) & " in " & UCase(f.ParentFolder) & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Created: " & f.DateCreated & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Last Accessed: " & f.DateLastAccessed & vbCrLf
    s = s & "Last Modified: " & f.DateLastModified  
    MsgBox s, 0, "File Access Info"
End Sub