Exercise: Customising FileDialog box

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Category ==> Advanced VBA  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> FileDialogs  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Advanced VBA
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Create a macro to display a dialog box for choosing a file as follows:

Advanced VBA exercise - FileDialogs (image 1)

Notes on the options to set are shown below

Here are some of the things to build in:

  • The title says Choose CBeebies file
  • The default button says Choose TV file
  • There are two filters - Teletubbies (for all .txt files) and Tweenies (for all .xls files)
  • The dialog box opens with the File set 2 folder pre-selected
  • The initial view of files is as large icons

Your macro should display a suitable message if your user chooses Cancel, or this message otherwise:

Advanced VBA exercise - FileDialogs (image 2)

Display the file chosen otherwise

Save your macro file with a suitable name, then close it down.

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