drive(required; String or Char)
The letter of the drive (A-Z) to set as the new default drive
Changes the current working (default) disk drive
Rules at a Glance
If a zero-length string is supplied, the drive is not changed.
driveletterconsists of more than one character, only the first character is used to determine the drive.
The following example demonstrates a utility function that uses ChDrive to determine if a given drive is available. By centralizing the test, this reduces the amount of coding required each time you need to use ChDrive.
Private Function IsAvailableDrive(sDrive As String) _ As Boolean 'if an error occurs goto to the next line of code On Error Resume Next Dim sCurDrv As String 'get the letter of the current drive sCurDrv = Left$(CurDir, 1) 'attempt to change the drive ChDrive(sDrive) 'did an error occur? If Err.Number = 0 Then 'no - this drive is OK to use IsAvailableDrive = True Else 'yes - don't use this drive IsAvailableDrive = False End If 'set the drive back to what it was ChDrive(sCurDrv) End Function
The following code snippet shows how this function could be implemented within your application:
If IsAvailableDrive(sDrv) Then ChDrive(sDrv) Else MsgBox ("Cannot use Drive " & sDrv & ":\") End If
Programming Tips and Gotchas
The current directory is unaffected by the ChDrive procedure.
Since ChDrive only processes the first letter of the
drivestring, it’s ...