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My Delphi program has to run in a Microsoft Win95 network and needs the following data: user name, computer name and workgroup name. How can I retrieve this info using Delphi code?
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hi Sandman!

NetQueryDisplayInformation

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getcomputername and getusername , also could give part of information you looking for
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procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
 var
     compbuf,userbuf: array [0..16] of Char;
     compsize,usersize: DWORD;
 begin
     compsize := 16;
     usersize := 16;
     GetComputerName(compbuf, compSize);
     GetUserName(userbuf, userSize);
     showmessage(userbuf+' '+compbuf);
 end;

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jecksom

The NetQueryDsplayInformation is a Windows Nt API only it will not return on Win 95 however u are correct in the get computer/username API

Sandman_br

Here is some code to get the username and Computername

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
var
 NameBuf, NameBuf2: array[0..80] of Char;
 SizeBuf, SizeBuf2: LongWord;
begin
  SizeBuf := Sizeof(NameBuf);
   GetUserName(NameBuf, SizeBuf);
    Edit1.Text := NameBuf;
     SizeBuf2 := Sizeof(NameBuf2);
      GetComputerName(NameBuf2, SizeBuf2);
       Edit2.Text := NameBuf2;

end;

The Workgroup I think needs to be read from the registry...

it sits under the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP\
the string to read is Workgroup...

Later
BoRiS


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C sources for network info:    http://www.mvps.org/win32/
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Thanks a lot! I had tried getusername () and getcomputername () at first, but
only getusername () worked... maybe because I was trying to reuse the buffer
and size variables I passed for the first call in the second call. It only
worked with separate variables for each call, as you suggested... but now it's fine. :)
As for the workgroup name, BoRiS's suggestion worked plain great. Kudos to ronit
for the cool link. Thanx again, guys!

C ya,
Sandman
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