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FileDialog.AllowMultiSelect Property (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Is True if the user is allowed to select multiple files from a file dialog box. Read/write.


expression. AllowMultiSelect

expression A variable that represents a FileDialog object.


This property has no effect on Folder Picker dialog boxes or SaveAs dialog boxes because users should never be able to select multiple files in these types of file dialog boxes.


The following example displays a File Picker dialog box using the FileDialog object and displays each selected file in a message box.

Sub Main() 

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

 'Create a FileDialog object as a File Picker dialog box. 
 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 

 'Allow the selection of multiple files. 
 .AllowMultiSelect = True 

 'Use the Show method to display the file picker dialog 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 

 '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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