How to get user log-in name? - for jhance

Posted on 1998-12-22
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
in relation to the previous qn i asked,
can u pls guide me on how to return the user name in a char buffer? I need to pass this data to other functions and
I am facing difficulties converting it to char buffer.

char* GetLogin()
    NET_API_STATUS netStatus;
    WKSTA_USER_INFO_0 *buf;
    netStatus = NetWkstaUserGetInfo(NULL, 0, (LPBYTE *)&buf);
    //wprintf(_T("Username is %s\n"), buf->wkui0_username);
    return buf->wkui0_username;

int main(int argc, TCHAR* argv[])
      char* buf = GetLogin();
        return 0;

Question by:tanmh
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static char buff[256];
NetWkstaUserGetInfo(NULL, 0, (LPBYTE*)&pBuff);
WideCharToMultiByte(CP_ACP, 0, (LPWSTR)pBuff->wkui0_username, -1, buff, sizeof buff, NULL, NULL);
return buff;
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Expert Comment

ID: 1180821
OOps, sorry.  Didn't notice the "for jhance" part.  You can reject it if you want jhance to get the points (although the answer is correct...)

Author Comment

ID: 1180822
hi alexo,
although it was for jhance but he didn't take up this question
and your answer is correct so it is only right that
I give you the marks.

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Actually I see no reason in restricting questions to a single expert (unless, of course, if those are "dummy" questions to award points).

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