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Old November 3rd, 2003, 12:26 PM
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Default How to read text files from CD?

In my program I need information from text files which are located
on CD-drive. But I have problems with running it from different
computers because the letter of CD-drive may also differ, so I don't know what path I should write into this code:

intFH = FreeFile()
Open "F:\Inf1.txt" For Input As intFH

I would like to know how to get the letter of CD-drive or full
path of current .exe-file
Thanks in advance for your help.

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There are several things you can do to make you application more dynamic. But, in the interest of time I can only answer the one question you had. The application path or the path of the current exe as you put it can be retrieved from the the os using the App.Path() funtion in VB.

The application object has many members one of them is the Path. This will return the path where the application exe is located and running.

 Dim strCurrentPath as String

 strCurrentPath = App.Path

Give it a try. The other thoughts I have involve testing the drive using the File System Object, or using a registry setting or ini file. These can all make you application more dynamic. You can read more about the File System Object in the MDSN files - On line help.

Hope this helps.



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It seems to work great!!!
Thank you very much, Larry:):):)

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