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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ

API Functions

Get Systems Directory by jimoo
Posted: 15 Oct 03 (Edited 21 Oct 03)

* used to determine where to copy DLL's, location of the win.ini file, or other system resources.

? GetSystemDir()

* Windows API Call to determine the users system directroy
Function GetSystemDir
Local lcWinSysDir, lcWinDir, lnRetLen

* following dll gets our windows directory.
* declare Window API function for window system dir.
DECLARE LONG GetSystemDirectory IN win32api STRING lpBuffer, LONG nSize

* declare Window API function for windows dir.
DECLARE LONG GetWindowsDirectory IN win32api STRING lpBuffer, LONG nSize

lcWinSysDir = space(255)
lcWinDir = space(255)

* get the windows system directory
lnRetLen = GetSystemDirectory(@lcWinSysDir,LEN(lcWinSysDir))
lcWinSysDir = LEFT(lcWinSysDir,m.lnRetLen)

Return lcWinSysDir

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