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Problem with FtpSetCurrentDirectory()

Problem with FtpSetCurrentDirectory()

Problem with FtpSetCurrentDirectory()

I have the following code in a program:


DECLARE INTEGER FtpSetCurrentDirectory IN wininet;
   INTEGER hftpSession, ;
   STRING  cPath

hOpen = InternetOpen (sAgent, 1,;
   sProxyName, sProxyBypass, lFlags)

hftpSession = InternetConnect (hOpen, lcHost,;
   0, lcUser, lcPwd, 1, INTERNET_FLAG_PASSIVE, 0)

WAIT WINDOW 'Geting Directory Listing'

= FtpSetCurrentDirectory(hftpSession,fPath)

Wait Window 'Finished Changing Directory'

The program works for downloading files I specify using FtpGetFile() without problem.  However it hangs on the FtpSetCurrentDirectory() command.  Just locks up.
I am reasonable sure the Declare statement is correct.  So it is probably what I am passing as parameters to the function.
Can anyone tell what is wrong with the FtpSetCurrentDirectory command?

Pat McGreevy

RE: Problem with FtpSetCurrentDirectory()

I believe for Visual Basic you need to use fixed length strings when calling API's.

RE: Problem with FtpSetCurrentDirectory()


You declaration looks fine although it looks like VFP declaration rather then VB
Do you get a returned value from


= FtpSetCurrentDirectory(hftpSession,fPath)

Is it something orther than 1?

Have you tried?


IF FtpSetCurrentDirectory(hftpSession, ALLTRIM(fpath)) <> 1
            RETURN 0
            RETURN 1

Mike Gagnon

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