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I have a button I use to copy a folder from one location to another.

the code looks like this:

Private Sub Button8_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button8.Click
        Const FOLDER_FROM As String = "C:\Testcopy1" ' Folder to copy from 
        Const FOLDER_TO As String = "C:\Mappestruktur" 'Folder to create above folder in 
        Dim newDir As DirectoryInfo = Directory.CreateDirectory(FOLDER_TO & "\" & New DirectoryInfo(FOLDER_FROM).Name)
        CopyFiles(New DirectoryInfo(FOLDER_FROM), newDir)
    End Sub

    Private Sub CopyFiles(ByVal FolderFrom As DirectoryInfo, ByVal FolderTo As DirectoryInfo)
        Dim Files() As String = Directory.GetFiles(FolderFrom.FullName)
        Dim SF() As String = Directory.GetDirectories(FolderFrom.FullName)
        Dim Var As Integer

        For Var = Files.GetLowerBound(0) To Files.GetUpperBound(0)
            File.Copy(Files(Var), FolderTo.FullName & "\" & New FileInfo(Files(Var)).Name)

        For Var = SF.GetLowerBound(0) To SF.GetUpperBound(0)
            Dim dName As String = New DirectoryInfo(SF(Var)).Name
            Dim newD As New DirectoryInfo(FolderTo.FullName & "\" & dName)
            CopyFiles(New DirectoryInfo(FolderFrom.FullName & "\" & dName), newD)

    End Sub

Now I have a folder inside my project I would like to copy to an optional location.
how do I set the "Folder from" const to a location inside my project and how can I set an optional location to copy the folder to at runtime?
GregWyatt 2-Dec-11 16:54pm    
When you say "how can I set an optional location to copy the folder to at runtime?" Do you mean that this optional location should also be inside of the project folder or to just a generic folder on the machine?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 2-Dec-11 19:50pm    
What "project folder"? There is not such thing, because this is run time. Please see my solution.
GregWyatt 2-Dec-11 17:58pm    
Molands, can you explain more about what your overall objective is? I have a few solutions in mind, but they are dependent upon ultimately what your application will be, how you want it used, etc...
molands 2-Dec-11 18:20pm    
I have a folder called exc2 in my project, and I need to be able to copy this folder to an optional location at runtime.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 2-Dec-11 19:49pm    
Why doing all that? Thinks are really much simpler.

1 solution

First of all, you are talking about run-time. During run-time, there is no such thing as "project", there are no "inside my project" and anything like that. The problem is simple: you have a directory referenced by its path name and a new location for it. All your code is also not needed. It's done by only one call: to the static method System.IO.Directory.Move, nothing else.


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