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Check if File Exists - Including Hidden Files

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Submitted on: 1/2/2015 10:05:00 AM
By: Dan Redding - Blue Knot Software (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
Views: 1757
 
     Simple function to check if file exists. Detects Normal & Hidden files. Improvement of code from Greg G., and incorporating a suggestion by Larry Rebich.
 
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'**************************************
' Name: Check if File Exists - Including Hidden Files
' Description:Simple function to check if file exists. Detects Normal & Hidden files. Improvement of code from Greg G., and incorporating a suggestion by Larry Rebich.
' By: Dan Redding - Blue Knot Software (from psc cd)
'
' Inputs:A Valid Pathname as String.
'
' Returns:Boolean TRUE if file exists at path specified
'
' Side Effects:Simply returns FALSE if an invalid path is encountered
'**************************************

Public Function FileExists(strFile as String) As String
 On Error Resume Next 'Doesn't raise error - FileExists will be false
'if error occurs
 'a valid path would be someting like "C:\Windows\win.ini" - Full path
 'must be specified
 FileExists = Dir(strFile, vbHidden) <> ""
 
End Function


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