VBA ChDrive Function

VBA ChDrive Function

Overview of VBA ChDrive Function:


VBA ChDrive function is categorized as File and Direcetory function. This built-in VBA ChDrive statement changes the current drive in Excel.
This function can be used in either procedure or function in a VBA editor window in Excel. We can use this VBA ChDrive Function in any number of times in any number of procedures or functions. In the following section we learn what is the syntax and parameters of the ChDrive function, where we can use this ChDrive Function and real-time exampleS in Excel VBA.

Syntax of VBA ChDrive Function

The syntax of the ChDrive Function in VBA is

ChDir(Drive)

The ChDrive Function changes the current drive name .

Parameters or Arguments:

The ChDrive function/statement has one argument in Excel VBA.
where
Drive: It is a mandatory string type parameter. The drive argument represents the drive that you want to change.

Where we can apply or use VBA ChDrive Function?

We can use this ChDrive Function in VBA MS Office 365, MS Excel 2016, MS Excel 2013, 2011, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel Online, Excel for iPhone, Excel for iPad, Excel for Android tablets and Excel for Android Mobiles.

Example 1: Change the Current Drive to ‘C’

Here is a simple example of the VBA ChDrive function. This below example sets the current drive to ‘C’.

'Change the Current Drive to "C"
Sub VBA_ChDrive_Function_Ex1()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sDrive As String
    
    sDrive = "C"
      
    ChDrive sDrive
   
    'Display output message
    MsgBox "Current Drive is : " & sDrive, vbInformation, "VBA ChDrive Function"
    
End Sub

Output: Here is the screen shot of the first example output.
VBA ChDrive Function

Example 2: Change the Current Drive to ‘D’

Here is a simple example of the VBA ChDrive function. This below example sets the current drive to ‘D’

'Change the Current Drive to "D"
Sub VBA_ChDrive_Function_Ex2()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sDrive As String
    
    sDrive = "D"
      
    ChDrive sDrive
   
    'Display output message
    MsgBox "Current Drive is : " & sDrive, vbInformation, "VBA ChDrive Function"
    
End Sub

Output: Here is the screen shot of the second example output.
VBA ChDrive Function

Instructions to use Macro Codes

Here are the step by step instructions to use the ChDrive Function in Excel VBA.

  • Open an Excel workbook.
  • Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor window.
  • Go to Insert menu and click on module from the available options.
  • Copy above specified macros to the VBA editor.
  • Select any procedure from above codes and click on ‘Run’ command or use Keyboard shortcut ‘F5’.

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