Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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The FileTypes collection is retained until you execute NewSearch , which clears the collection
and places the value of msoFileTypeOfficeFiles in the collection. However, there’s no need to
empty the FileTypes collection before adding new entries. If you assign an entry to the FileType
parameter, any existing entries in the FileTypes collection are destroyed and the new entry
becomes the first and only entry in the collection. You can then use the Add method of the
collection to add more entries. You can use the same type constants that were listed earlier in
the chapter.
All the code that we have evaluated so far in this section assumes that you know the directory
organization of the computer you are searching and can specify the subdirectories that you
want to search. If you do not know the structure and need to map it yourself, a utility must be
designed to search for files on any computer.
The SearchScopes collection provides a mechanism for carrying out the directory mapping
process. The following example examines each member of the collection; each member is a
SearchScope object.
Sub ListSearchScopeOptions()
Dim SS As SearchScope
Dim strMessage As String
For Each SS In Application.FileSearch.SearchScopes
strMessage = strMessage & SS.ScopeFolder.Name & vbTab
strMessage = strMessage & “ Type=“ & SS.Type & vbCr
Next SS
MsgBox strMessage
End Sub
The SearchScope objects represent the structures you can examine. The Ty pe property identi­
fies the category of each structure. The presence of My Computer and Network Places is no
surprise. However, notice that Microsoft Outlook is given as another location. Your code
should result in a dialog box similar to the one shown in Figure 13-1.
Figure 13-1. The ListSearchScopeOptions procedure result. Your result might vary slightly
depending on how your computer is configured.
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