Application.FileDialog property (Excel)

Returns a FileDialog object representing an instance of the file dialog.


expression.FileDialog (fileDialogType)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
fileDialogType Required MsoFileDialogType The type of file dialog.


MsoFileDialogType can be one of these constants:

  • msoFileDialogFilePicker. Allows user to select a file.
  • msoFileDialogFolderPicker. Allows user to select a folder.
  • msoFileDialogOpen. Allows user to open a file.
  • msoFileDialogSaveAs. Allows user to save a file.


In this example, Microsoft Excel opens the file dialog allowing the user to select one or more files. After these files are selected, Excel displays the path for each file in a separate message.

Sub UseFileDialogOpen() 
    Dim lngCount As Long 
    ' Open the file dialog 
    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogOpen) 
        .AllowMultiSelect = True 
        ' Display paths of each file selected 
        For lngCount = 1 To .SelectedItems.Count 
            MsgBox .SelectedItems(lngCount) 
        Next lngCount 
    End With 
End Sub

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