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Copy File With Windows Animation

The example below will copy a file, exacly like if you've done so in Windows. You will see Windows Copy animation, and if necessary, it will ask the user to confirm file overwrite.

Preparations

Add 1 Command Button to your form.

Module Code

Option Explicit

Private Type SHFILEOPSTRUCT
    hWnd As Long
    wFunc As Long
    pFrom As String
    pTo As String
    fFlags As Integer
    fAnyOperationsAborted As Boolean
    hNameMappings As Long
    lpszProgressTitle As String
End Type

Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long

Private Const FO_COPY = &H2
Private Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40

Public Sub SHCopyFile(ByVal from_file As String, ByVal to_file As String)
Dim sh_op As SHFILEOPSTRUCT

    With sh_op
        .hWnd = 0
        .wFunc = FO_COPY
        .pFrom = from_file & vbNullChar & vbNullChar
        .pTo = to_file & vbNullChar & vbNullChar
        .fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
    End With

    SHFileOperation sh_op
End Sub

Form Code

Private Sub Command1_Click()
'the following line will copy the file "d:\file.zip" to "d:\temp\file2.zip"
   
SHCopyFile "d:\file.zip", "d:\temp\file2.zip"
End Sub

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