system directory

Posted on 2002-03-12
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
how do u get the sytem directory?
Question by:killer5
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Ryan Chong earned 15 total points
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thanks ryancys!
but before i give u the points let me ask u one thing.

what's the difference between system and system32 folders?
can i use system32 to register my own ActiveX(ocx) files?
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by:Ryan Chong
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Basically we just use either system or system32 to register your own ActiveX (ocx). So just register it to the path returned by this function and it will be fine.

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ID: 6859412
the code is not that optimized... it returns some weird characters. thanks anyway
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by:Ryan Chong
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So i deserve a "C"?!
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i didn't do better in that other question ;) questioner would like to have more of cut & paste code completely tailored i guess
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Expert Comment

ID: 6862767
There is a small error in that vbcode sample.

Original line:
    strWindowsSystemDirectory = Left$(strBuffer, Len(strBuffer) - 1)  ' weird character is Chr(0)
should be changed to:
    strWindowsSystemDirectory = Left$(strBuffer, lngReturn)

The function returns the length of the string returned if it is successful, or 0 if it failed.
    lngReturn = GetSystemDirectory(strBuffer, MAX_PATH)

Suggestion to still change the grade to B, since no info is lost, and 'weird character' is trimmed automatically in most cases, e.g if you show a MsgBox, or put it into textbox.  It will still show in IDE, when you move mouse over variable.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Thanks ameba for clarification.

Expert Comment

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Grade changed.


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