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FileDialog.ButtonName Property (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Sets or gets a String representing the text that is displayed on the action button of a file dialog box. Read/write.


expression. ButtonName

expression A variable that represents a FileDialog object.


By default, this property is set to the standard text for the type of file dialog box. For example, in the case of the Open dialog box, the property is set to "Open" by default. This string is limited to fifty-one characters.


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 

 'Change the text on the button. 
 .ButtonName = "Archive" 

 '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 eachString 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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