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Filename from Path

Posted: 2019-09-30
By: DavidCostelloe
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Given a fully qualified path and filename, returns only the filename.


Function GetFileName(fname As String) As String
    Dim i As Long

    On Error Resume Next
    For i = Len(fname) To 1 Step -1
        If Mid(fname, i, 1) = "\" Then
            Exit For
        End If
    Next i
    GetFileName = Trim(Mid(fname, i + 1))
End Function


Private Sub Command1_Click()
    ' Good for removing the path
    MsgBox GetFileName("C:\Windows\System\moricons.dll")
End Sub

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This code originally appeared on, and has been republished here with the permission of Andrea Tincani.

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