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Really easy path question

Posted on 1998-08-25
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I need to know the path of my application, this is real easy in VB since it has the App.Path object/property. Is there anything like this in C++.
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by:thresher_shark
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Hmm... I'm not sure of any functions that would let you do that.  You could always use the argv[0] variable and then search the computers hard drive for the executable using findfirst and findnext.

Why do you need to know the path of your program anyway?
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alexo earned 20 total points
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GetModuleFilename()
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by:warmcat
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If you're working in Win32:

{
   char sz[256];
   ::GetModuleFileName(NULL, sz, sizeof(sz));
}

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by:thresher_shark
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Yes, that function seems to do the trick.
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by:ds1964
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Perfect!! Thanks!!
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