How to find files as fast as possible 
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 How to find files as fast as possible

> What is the fastest way to find specified files in all subdirectories of
> disk with VB 4.0?

Check out the VB 4.0 WINSEEK sample code.

Tony Jones - Queensland, Australia - ICQ UIN 209530

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Fri, 27 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 How to find files as fast as possible

On 6 Mar 1997 20:20:08 GMT, "Hinrich Dreiling"


>What is the fastest way to find specified files in all subdirectories of a
>disk with VB 4.0?

In short, API :) I've developed code using both the controls that come
with VB (using the samples, I must admit), using built-in functions in
VB (Dir$, GetAttr) and API-functions (FindFirstFile, FindNextFile,

The API-based solution takes about 15 seconds to find all 8576 files
and directories on my harddisk, placing information about all
directories into a treeview-style control (with nested folders), and
it also changes the caption of a label-control to tell the user what
the program is doing (what directory is currently being searched).

Hope this sheds some light,

Trond Solberg
Systems Consultant
Mandatum as

Sat, 28 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
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