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Browse Folder without API reference in Word, Excel in VBA

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Submitted on: 2/11/2015 11:13:00 PM
By: Chandan Banga (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 5 Users
Compatibility: VBA MS Excel
Views: 3858
 
     This is a sample code to Open Folder Browsing Windows in Word and Excel. user need not to include any special reference or API code for this purpose.

 
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'**************************************
' Name: Browse Folder without API reference in Word, Excel in VBA
' Description:This is a sample code to Open Folder Browsing Windows in Word and Excel. user need not to include any special reference or API code for this purpose.
' By: Chandan Banga (from psc cd)
'
' Returns:Function returns the absolute path of the folder
'
' Side Effects:no side effect
'**************************************

Function BrowseFolder(Optional OpenAt As Variant) As Variant
Dim ShellApplication As Object
Set ShellApplication = CreateObject("Shell.Application").BrowseForFolder(0, "Please choose a folder", 0, OpenAt)
On Error Resume Next
BrowseFolder = ShellApplication.self.Path
Set ShellApplication = Nothing
Select Case Mid(BrowseFolder, 2, 1)
Case Is = ":"
If Left(BrowseFolder, 1) = ":" Then GoTo err1
Case Is = "\"
If Not Left(BrowseFolder, 1) = "\" Then GoTo err1
Case Else
GoTo err1
End Select
 Exit Function
err1:
BrowseFolder = False
End Function
Sub OpenFolder()
Dim Response As Variant
Response = BrowseFolder
If Response = False Then
MsgBox "You have selected Invalid Folder", vbInformation
Else
MsgBox "Selected Folder - " & Response, vbInformation
End If
End Sub


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