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Path to Application's Directory

Path to Application's Directory

Path to Application's Directory

Is there an API call that will return the path to the directory the application is located at?

MSDN says GetCurrentDirectory should work, but when I tried using the example code for it, my compiler spit back errors at me saying the "#using <mscorlib.dll>" was an undefined preprocessor directive.

Here's the site where I found that function


let me know how to fix this, or if there's another way...

RE: Path to Application's Directory

What language are you using?
That helpfile was for .net code (C#, managed C++, Visual Basic .net, etc)

Chip H.

If you want to get the best response to a question, please read FAQ222-2244 first

RE: Path to Application's Directory

Apparently there were two sites for the same function. One for .net code, and one for normal C++ WinAPI code. I saw "C++" and thought it was the one I wanted. Then I found the other site with the code I REALLY wanted. Temporarily confusing...but I worked it all out.

RE: Path to Application's Directory

This may be a little late, but nevertheless...

char work[MAX_PATH+1];


Another option in C/C++:

#include <stdlib.h>

char caProg[MAX_PATH+1];
strcpy(caProg, _pgmptr);

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