Easy for you, hard for me
Posted on 1997-12-18
Hi wizard of knowledge,
when creating a new process under Windows NT using CreateProcess and specifing NULL for the environment block (lpEnvironment), the child application will inherit the environment of the calling application. Alternately, I could specify a pointer to a another environent block.
My problem is, that the environment of an application does not change, even if a user sets a new environment in the control panel. So how can I be notified when the environment changes (or alternatly: how can I obtain the NEW USER-CHANGED environment and pass it to the child process?). I heard that "GetEnvironmentStrings" does always return the environment as it was, when the application started (it will not change, when the user modifies the environment using the control panel).
Hmm, I hope anyone understands, what I am trying to say..
Sorry for only giving 70 points, but that is all I have :-(