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Microsoft: Access Modules (VBA Coding) FAQ

How To

Get user name from Windows 2000 by randysmid
Posted: 27 Nov 02

If not already done so, create a new module in the Modules section.

Paste this statement into the General Declarations section of the module:
Private Declare Function apiGetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias _
    "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

Paste this code:

Function fWin2KUserName() As String
    Dim lngLength As Long, lngX As Long
    Dim strUserName As String
    strUserName = String$(254, 0)
    lngLength = 255
    lngX = apiGetUserName(strUserName, lngLength)
    If lngX <> 0 Then
        fWin2KUserName = Left$(strUserName, lngLength - 1)
        fWin2KUserName = "unknown"
    End If
End Function

You can run this function (fWin2KUserName) from anywhere within your application.  The best way is to set some variable to be equal to the function:
    Dim strUser as String
    strUser = fWin2KUserName

Questions?   rsmith@cta.org

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