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Using GetSystemInfo() function from Win32API

Posted on 1998-06-17
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When I call the function GetSystemInfo()from an OnButtonClick() function, I get "Unhandled Exception - Access Violation" Error when exiting the OnButtonClick()function. If I "comment out" the GetSystemInfo() function, the error goes away.
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answer coming.
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by:nietod
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I'm just going to take a guess here, but I suspect that you are not passing a pointer to an existing SYSTEM_INFO structure.  See you need to allocate a SYSTEM_INFO structore (globally, lovcally, or dynamically, but local is the ussual way) and pass a pointer to that structure.  Then windows will fill in the structure.  You should do something like

SYSTEM_INFO SysInf;
GetSystemInfo(&SysInf);

you should not do

SYSTEM_INFO *SysInfPtr;
GetSystemInfo(SysInfPtr);

that will cause an exception because the pointer passed doesn't actually point to a SYSTEM_INFO structure.  It is just a random pointer.

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by:electrick
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You are correct Sir. It worked !
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