Posted on 1998-05-27
I am calling a sort routine from my Delphi 3 app that accepts the filename (or filenames) to sort, as a PChar. This is no problem when the user selects only 3 or 4 files to sort - I can apppend these filenames one after another and pass the whole thing to the PChar parameter of the sort routine. But potentially the user could select hundreds, maybe even up to a thousand filenames to sort. If I tack all these filenames together in a PChar field, won't it get too long for the PChar field? (I think maximum is 65535 chars, yes?). How can I get around this and allow my users to enter an unlimited number of filenames to sort? Using pointers or something like that, maybe? Perhaps some sort of dynamic structure ??