Finding a path

Posted on 2000-02-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-02
Hi, when I run my app, I would like a CString variable to contain the path of the apps executable that is running. That is, c:\program files\test.exe where test.exe is the app that is running. The complication is that the app will be running in different paths depending on the PC that is running it. So the this CString variable must dynamically find its own path.
Question by:rose337
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Use GetModuleFileName()

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To use this with CString I believe the following will work

CString Pth;
int Len = 64;

while (true)
   char *BufPtr = Pth.GetBuffer(Len);
   int RetVal = GetModuleFileName(NULL,BufPtr,Len)

   if (RetVal != 0 && RetVal < Len) // If buffer was long enough, then
   Len += 64;

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