Load Image File in Canvas in the correct Program Directory in Windows revisited

I am revisiting this question again because I never really got it to work. I have to load a graphic from the application directory to a Canvas. I have two extra folders to sort out the large number of graphics.The last folder is selected dynamically by code for a specific related graphic group. From what I understand with Microsoft if you exceed over a thousand folder item you have to start grouping the folder items into directories as I did.

My Windows installer creates session variables to install directories like this
%AppFolder% > %ProgramFilesFolder%\%ProductName%

Destination in the installer looks like this

This is the Path for 32 Bit
C:\Program Files (x86)\Guitar Analyzer\Graphics\oteGraphics\SpecifiicGraphicFolder

This is the Path for64 Bit
"C:\Program Files\Guitar Analyzer\Graphics\oteGraphics\SpecifiicGraphicFolder

This means that this part of the graphics directory is created by the installer
C:\Program Files (x86)\Guitar Analyzer\
C:\Program Files\Guitar Analyzer\

The remaining path has to be created by code to the final graphic folders

This is the Code Tim Hare helped me with

strImgFolder = “OvlBluLgNote” // no slashes needed
strImgFile = “OvlBluLg_1.bmp”
Dim f as FolderItem // no need for New FolderItem, as we’re just going to throw it away anyway
f = GetFolderItem(“Graphics”).Child(strImgFolder).Child(strImgFile) // no OpenAsPicture

This is the code I tried that I thought would work but didn’t.
f = GetFolderItem(“Note Graphics”).Child(strImgFolder).Child(strImgFile)

There is great wise proverb by Buck Minister Fuller:
Never change things by fighting the existing reality… To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Paul Lefebvre and Mark Zeeder at the last XDC2014 hinted to me that there is a far better way to do this. By creating a canvas object class. That takes far less code and I don’t have to overload GUI with so many canvas objects (like 144) they are drawn right in the Canvas as an object all you have to do is supply the X, Y coordinates to where to place them.

I didn’t quite get my mind around it but I keep chipping away at this mental block of fighting my existing reality. I’m trying to find this new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

When posting questions here, being as specific as possible always helps others help you. For instance, when you say “…didn’t work” what did you see instead. Since you don’t show any code which creates a folder, I’m guessing that perhaps your StrImg folder is not created and, thus, in
f = GetFolderItem(“Note Graphics”).Child(strImgFolder).Child(strImgFile)
f is Nil because strImgFolder does not exist


f = GetFolderItem("Note Graphics").Child(strImgFolder) If f <> NIl Then if not f.exists Then f.CreateAsFolder End if f = f.Child("StrImgFile") end if

[quote]The remaining path has to be created by code to the final graphic folders
You need to combine both attempts:

f = GetFolderItem(“Graphics”).Child(“Note Graphics”).Child(strImgFolder).Child(strImgFile)

That will yield

C:\Program Files (x86)\Guitar Analyzer\Graphics\ote Graphics\OvlBluLgNote\OvlBluLg_1.bmp

Sorry for not being to the point. I think there some great examples here that are guiding me to a solution. Thanks again guys for your help