Im trying to load a text file from a specific location. What I need to do is find a way to allow my code to open a textfile from specific folder, basically what im trying to do it make it open to the desktop then assignment1 folder and thats it( the files in there) the only problem is, im going to have to zip the file (with the textbox in it) and the other person is going to have to reopen it. What I want tot do is open right to the textbox and no where else, this is my code

Private Sub btnload_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnload.Click
        Dim ofd As New OpenFileDialog
        ofd.InitialDirectory = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments ' where it opens up
        ofd.Filter = "Text files (*.txt)|*.txt"
        Dim result As DialogResult = ofd.ShowDialog
        Dim fileContent As String = Nothing
        Dim fileLines() As String

        If result = Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK AndAlso ofd.FileName <> String.Empty Then
            Using sr As New System.IO.StreamReader(ofd.FileName)
                fileContent = sr.ReadToEnd
            End Using
        End If
        fileLines = fileContent.Split(Convert.ToChar(vbLf))

        For index As Integer = 0 To fileLines.GetUpperBound(0)
    End Sub

But when I zip the file and send it, he could unzip the file to a different location then the desktop, is there a way to allow the load button to open specifically to the textbox when its zipped or do I have to tell him where the text file is?

May be you need to set the RootFolder property.

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