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I am writing a program for security, it needs to be able to tell what operating system it is running on.  I would like to know how to tell what platform, so I can adjust the processes of the program accordingly.  References to information are ok, but code is better.  Thank you in advance for any help on this question.

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Implement the Win32 API GetVersionEx function.  The stuff below will get U started.  I strongly recommend Appleman's Win32 API book.  I can't imagine writing VB without that book close at hand.

HTH

Private Declare Function GetVersionEx& Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetVersionExA" _
                        (lpVersionInformation As OSVERSIONINFO)

Type OSVERSIONINFO
        dwOSVersionInfoSize As Long
        dwMajorVersion As Long
        dwMinorVersion As Long
        dwBuildNumber As Long
        dwPlatformId As Long
        szCSDVersion As String * 128  
End Type

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