How to Open File Selector dialog in VBA

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Peter Hibbs

In Outlook 2003 I have added a custom button to the tool-bar which

runs some VBA code so that the user can save an email as a .msg file

to disk. What I want to do is - when the user clicks the button is to

open the standard Office File Selector dialog form so that the user

can then save the email file to a location of their choice.

Does anyone have some code to open a dialog and return the full

pathname and filename that the user selects. I don't really want to

have to create a new form in Outlook just for this.

Peter Hibbs.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

That dialog isn't available from Outlook. You can automate it by setting up

automation for Word or Excel or some other app that does expose that dialog.

You could also use the Win32 API common dialog from VBA code, but that's

somewhat more difficult to work with. There are samples for using the common

dialog from VB6, which would be almost identical to using it from VBA, at

www.vbaccelerator.com.

"Peter Hibbs" <peter.hibbs@btinternet.com.NO_SPAM> wrote in message

news:l4al8515m19od5g6j8g2ko0d58lmvschuk@4ax.com...
> In Outlook 2003 I have added a custom button to the tool-bar which
> runs some VBA code so that the user can save an email as a .msg file
> to disk. What I want to do is - when the user clicks the button is to
> open the standard Office File Selector dialog form so that the user
> can then save the email file to a location of their choice.

> Does anyone have some code to open a dialog and return the full
> pathname and filename that the user selects. I don't really want to
> have to create a new form in Outlook just for this.

> Peter Hibbs.
 
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Peter Hibbs

Thanks Ken. As you say, the code on the VB6 Web site is more complex

than I want to get into for this project. I will have to think of some

other way to do what I want.

Peter Hibbs.

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:08:57 -0400, "
<kenslovak@mvps.org> wrote:


> That dialog isn't available from Outlook. You can automate it by setting up
> automation for Word or Excel or some other app that does expose that dialog.
> You could also use the Win32 API common dialog from VBA code, but that's
> somewhat more difficult to work with. There are samples for using the common
> dialog from VB6, which would be almost identical to using it from VBA, at
> www.vbaccelerator.com.
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Use:

Function GetCurrentItem() As Object

On Error Resume Next

Select Case TypeName(Outlook.ActiveWindow)

Case "Explorer"

Set GetCurrentItem = Outlook.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)

Case "Inspector"

Set GetCurrentItem = Outlook.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem

Case Else

End Select

End Function

Sub savemailitem()

Dim objitem As Object

Set objitem = GetCurrentItem()

If objitem.Class = 43 Then

SendKeys "%fa"

End If

End Sub

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my

services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"Peter Hibbs" <peter.hibbs@btinternet.com.NO_SPAM> wrote in message

news:5jfl85hc5aitomi0qacf44v86gac8rsn1v@4ax.com...
> Thanks Ken. As you say, the code on the VB6 Web site is more complex
> than I want to get into for this project. I will have to think of some
> other way to do what I want.

> Peter Hibbs.

> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:08:57 -0400, "> <kenslovak@mvps.org> wrote:
>
> >That dialog isn't available from Outlook. You can automate it by setting
> >up
> >automation for Word or Excel or some other app that does expose that
> >dialog.
> >You could also use the Win32 API common dialog from VBA code, but that's
> >somewhat more difficult to work with. There are samples for using the
> >common
> >dialog from VB6, which would be almost identical to using it from VBA, at
> >www.vbaccelerator.com.
 
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Peter Hibbs

Doug,

Thanks for the code, I will have a play with it and see if will do

what my client wants.

Peter Hibbs.

On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:36:12 +1000, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"

<dkr@REMOVECAPSmvps.org> wrote:


> Use:

> Function GetCurrentItem() As Object
> On Error Resume Next
> Select Case TypeName(Outlook.ActiveWindow)
> Case "Explorer"
> Set GetCurrentItem = Outlook.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
> Case "Inspector"
> Set GetCurrentItem = Outlook.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
> Case Else
> End Select
> End Function

> Sub savemailitem()
> Dim objitem As Object
> Set objitem = GetCurrentItem()
> If objitem.Class = 43 Then
> SendKeys "%fa"
> End If
> End Sub
 
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