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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:23 PM
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Default Need help creating Check List Box of Windows Dir

I want to try and build my own backup program and right now I am stuck trying to find a solution. I want to create a Check List Box of the Windows Directory. The idea is to have the user put a check next to the folder they want to backup. The List Box must be able to read all the files and folders in the windows directory.

How can I do this?

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If you going to use a control to display the windows directory, a treeview is better than the check list box, you can use check box in treeview after u set the property of it.

hope it can help

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Look up the System.IO namespace. You will need to use recursion to scan folders within folders. Try something like this:

Sub ScanPath(ByVal PathToScan As String, ByRef CurNode As TreeNode)
        Dim CurFolder As String
        Dim TotFolders() As String
        TotFolders = System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(PathToScan)
        For Each CurFolder In TotFolders
            Dim TNode As TreeNode
            TNode = New TreeNode(CurFolder)
            PathToScan = CurFolder
            ScanPath(PathToScan, TNode)
End Sub

Then, this example uses a button to fill the treeview:

Private Sub btnGetFolders_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnGetFolders.Click
        Dim TNode As New TreeNode
        TNode = TreeView1.Nodes.Add("C:\windows")
        Cursor.Current = Cursors.WaitCursor
        ScanPath("C:\windows", TNode)
End Sub

This will get you the folders. See if you can come up with the code to get the files. :)


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