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Does anybody know where I can look up API error codes?
I am mostly interested in the ones dealing with
sockets and drive mapping.
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by:ajmendes
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Hi,
I have a text file that have an plenty of error codes.
If you want it, tell me your e-mail to send it to you. If you find what you want then i post this comment as an answer, OK?

Bye.
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by:clifABB
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Here is a list of error codes at the Microsoft site:
http://premium.microsoft.com/msdn/library/sdkdoc/errlist_9rqr.htm

I've been having a bit of trouble getting in, so I'll post this as a comment.  If you get in and it's what you want, let me know and I'll repost as an answer.
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waty earned 200 total points
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Here is the part of a new addins I am writing. It will display the API error message for any API error number
' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
' * Date             : 12/10/1998
' * Time             : 20:20
' * Module Name      : APIError_Module
' * Module Filename  : APIError.bas
' **********************************************************************
' * Comments         :
' * Used to get error messages directly from the
' *   system instead of hard-coding them
' *
' *
' **********************************************************************

Option Explicit

Private Const FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM = &H1000
Private Const FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS = &H200

Private Declare Function FormatMessage Lib "kernel32" Alias _
      "FormatMessageA" _
      (ByVal dwFlags As Long, lpSource As Any, _
      ByVal dwMessageId As Long, _
      ByVal dwLanguageId As Long, _
      ByVal lpBuffer As String, _
      ByVal nSize As Long, _
      Arguments As Long) As Long

' *** Status Codes
Public Const INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE = -1&
Public Const ERROR_SUCCESS = 0&

Public Function ReturnAPIError(ErrorCode As Long) As String
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 12/10/1998
   ' * Time             : 20:21
   ' * Module Name      : APIError_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : APIError.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : ReturnAPIError
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' *                    ErrorCode As Long
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         :
   ' * Takes an API error number, and returns
   ' * a descriptive text string of the error
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim sBuffer    As String

   ' *** Allocate the string, then get the system to
   ' *** tell us the error message associated with
   ' *** this error number
   
   sBuffer = String(256, 0)
   FormatMessage FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM Or FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS, 0&, ErrorCode, 0&, sBuffer, Len(sBuffer), 0&

   ' *** Strip the last null, then the last CrLf pair if it exists
   
   sBuffer = Left(sBuffer, InStr(sBuffer, vbNullChar) - 1)
   If Right$(sBuffer, 2) = Chr$(13) & Chr$(10) Then
      sBuffer = Mid$(sBuffer, 1, Len(sBuffer) - 2)
   End If

   ReturnAPIError = sBuffer

End Function

Public Sub APIError()
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 12/10/1998
   ' * Time             : 20:35
   ' * Module Name      : APIError_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : APIError.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : APIError
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         :
   ' * Takes an API error number, and returns
   ' * a descriptive text string of the error
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim sError        As String
   
   On Error GoTo ERROR_APIError
   
   sError = InputBox("Enter the error number", "Returns API error")
   
   If IsNumeric(sError) = False Then Exit Sub
   
   MsgBox ReturnAPIError(CLng(sError)), vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Error n°" & sError
   
   Exit Sub
   
ERROR_APIError:
   MsgBox "Error n°" & sError & vbCrLf & " Invalid error number" & vbCrLf & "You have to give another one", vbCritical + vbOKOnly, "Error n°" & sError
   
End Sub

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by:cybergirl
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Thanks for the code waty, it worked great.
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