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What API call do I make in VB to get the NetBios name of the local machine?
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'example by Donavon Kuhn (Donavon.Kuhn@Nextel.com)
Private Const MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH As Long = 31
Private Declare Function GetComputerName Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetComputerNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long
Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim dwLen As Long
    Dim strString As String
    'Create a buffer
    dwLen = MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH + 1
    strString = String(dwLen, "X")
    'Get the computer name
    GetComputerName strString, dwLen
    'get only the actual data
    strString = Left(strString, dwLen)
    'Show the computer name
    MsgBox strString
End Sub
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thanks, I was thinking 'GetMachineName'. I used the API viewer and forgot about 'GetComputername'.

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