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How can i get the Startmenü - Programm Folder ?
This way works on an Englisch version of WinNt but on a German version the folder should look like Startmenü\Programme

Directory := MyReg.ReadString('Shell Folders','Start Menu','')+'\Programs\YourProgram'

How can i detect the language of the running Windows version ?
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by:yk030299
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GetLocaleInfo
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ahalya earned 100 total points
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You can use the "SHGetSpecialFolderLocation" function.  This doesn't help you find out the language of the Windows version, but it gives you the folder location.


uses ShellAPI, ShlObj;

function GetProgramFilesDir:string;

var Path : pchar;
    i : integer;
    ppidl: PItemIDList;

begin;
Result := '';
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation(handle, CSIDL_PROGRAMS, ppidl);

Path := StrAlloc(MAX_PATH);
if SHGetPathFromIDList(PPIDL, Path) then
 Result := string(Path);
StrDispose(Path);

end;
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by:craig_capel
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Put a ddeclientconv onto your form and fill out the two propterites...
//ddeclientconv1.ddeservice:='progman';
//ddeclientconv1.ddetopic:='progman';      <<Manually put these in
 
Stick a listbox onto the screen and then put this code in a button or something.... that will return the information your after

var
p: pchar;
begin
 p:=ddeclientconv1.requestdata('Groups');
 listbox1.items.settext(p);
 strdispose(p);


if you want to add to the start menu folders do this....

 with ddeclientconv1 do
  begin
requestdata('Groups');
{   p:=ddeclientconv1.requestdata(items[itemindex]);
   listbox2.items.settext(p); }
      ExecuteMacro('[CreateGroup(Your New Start Group Folder)]',true);
      executemacro('[Showgroup(Your New Start Group Folder,3)]',true);
  end;


And i hope that helps

Craig C.
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