Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Getting the long filename

Posted on 1997-10-02
2
Medium Priority
?
195 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
How do I get the long filename for a given short ? (c:\progr~1 -> c:\Program Files).
E.g.:
The Explorer's "Send to"-Menu gives only the short name for a selected file/directory. How do I convert it.
Maybe you use SHGetLongFileName or GetLongFileName.
Please send me an example !

Thank you !
0
Comment
Question by:webers
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ZifNab earned 40 total points
ID: 1346754
Hi webers,

The examples are not from me, but I think this is what you need.

From: "DynaSoft." <TimH@onaustralia.com.au>

Function GetShortFileName(Const FileName : String) : String;
var
  aTmp: array[0..255] of char;
begin
  if GetShortPathName(PChar(FileName),aTmp,Sizeof(aTmp)-1)=0 then
     Result:= FileName
  else
     Result:=StrPas(aTmp);
end;

Function GetLongFileName(Const FileName : String) : String;
var
  aInfo: TSHFileInfo;
begin
  if SHGetFileInfo(PChar(FileName),0,aInfo,Sizeof(aInfo),SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME)<>0 then
     Result:= String(aInfo.szDisplayName)
  else
     Result:= FileName;
end;

Have fun,
c.u. ZifNab;
0
 

Author Comment

by:webers
ID: 1346755
I haven't tested yte, but I think it'll work.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create forms/units independent of other forms/units object names in a delphi project. Have you ever created a form for user input in a Delphi project and then had the need to have that same form in a other Delphi proj…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Suggested Courses

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question