FileDialogFilters.Clear Method (Office)

Removes all filters currently applied in a file dialog box.


expression. Clear

expression A variable that represents a FileDialogFilters object.


The following example iterates through the default filters of the SaveAs dialog box and displays the description of each filter that includes a Microsoft Excel file.

Sub Main() 
 'Declare a variable as a FileDialogFilters collection. 
 Dim fdfs As FileDialogFilters 
 'Declare a variable as a FileDialogFilter object. 
 Dim fdf As FileDialogFilter 
 'Set the FileDialogFilters collection variable to 
 'the FileDialogFilters collection of the SaveAs dialog box. 
 Set fdfs = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs).Filters 
 'Iterate through the description and extensions of each 
 'default filter in the SaveAs dialog box. 
 For Each fdf In fdfs 
 'Display the description of filters that include 
 'Microsoft Excel files 
 If InStr(1, fdf.Extensions, "xls", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then 
 MsgBox "Description of filter: " & fdf.Description 
 End If 
 Next fdf 
End Sub

See also

FileDialogFilters Object

FileDialogFilters Object Members