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converting filename to truename... ??

Posted on 1998-03-25
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Hello people,

if have a string which is a filename on drive h: for ex
strFilename := 'h:\ab\test.doc'

i'm on a network and i want to convert strFileName to a truename like '\\servername\sharename'

i use Windows.WNetGetConnection(PChar('h:'),PChar(strNetPath),dwMaxNetPathLen)
to get the truename of h:

but how do i put these two string together ???

'\\servername\share'
'h:\ab\test.doc'
to become
'\\servername\share\ab\test.doc'

i have tried some string operations. but i cannot get this to work.
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Question by:mories
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Hi,

Let

x := '\\servername\share';
y := 'h:\ab\test.doc' ;

The code for concatenating them is

fullname := x + System.Delete(y,1,2); //delete drive letter from y

Regards,
Igor
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RJENKINS earned 50 total points
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If you are using D3 (D2?) try the function below:-


--- from help ---

ExpandUNCFileName(const FileName: string): string;

Description

The ExpandUNCFileName function returns a string containing a fully qualified path name for the file passed in the FileName. A fully qualified path name includes the drive portion of the filename in the UNC format '\\<servername>\<sharename>' if the drive letter is mapped to a network resource instead of a local drive and any directory and subdirectories in addition to the file name and extension.
Delphi programs can use this function to store filenames that are independent of a particular user's drive letter mappings.

--- end ---

Hope this helps
RCJ
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