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Posted on 2003-11-03
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Hey,

I want to create a folder on runtime and if the folder exists then I want it to say "Safe Activated" or if it doesnt exist I want it to say "Creating Safe".

Heres my code but on runtime all it says is Creating Safe and when I run the program again it says Creating Safe and then when I go to find the folder its not there.

Heres my code ...

Code:
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procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);beginif DirectoryExists('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe')thenshowmessage (' Safe Activated ')elseshowmessage (' Creating safe ');CreateDir ('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe')end;  

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Cheers,

Computer Programer
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by:snehanshu
ID: 9676865
computerprogramer,
  You need to create ForceDirectories instead of create dir.
"ForceDirectories creates a new directory as specified in Dir, which must be a fully-qualified path name. If the directories given in the path do not yet exist, ForceDirectories attempts to create them."

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by:snehanshu
ID: 9676877
So,,y, I meant you need to use ForceDirectories instead of createdir.
Also, you could add a begin  end around the else part: create a directory only if it does not exist like:
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if DirectoryExists('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe') then
    showmessage(' Safe Activated ')
  else
  begin//create directory only if it does not exist.
    showmessage(' Creating safe ');
    ForceDirectories('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe');
  end;

end;

Cheers!
...Shu
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snehanshu earned 80 total points
ID: 9676886
And, a final check for whether the directory was actually created:
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if DirectoryExists('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe') then
    showmessage(' Safe Activated ')
  else
  begin//create directory only if it does not exist.
    If ForceDirectories('c:\Windows\datafile\25672567\safe') then
      showmessage(' Created safe ')
    else
      showmessage('!!! Create failed !!!');
  end;

end;

HTH
:-)
...Shu
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by:Kritsadapoj
ID: 9677492
Hi Above ....

Function Search  Directory (Copy For Use)

Function Find_File_and_Subdirectory( Dir : String );
var FindFileData : TWin32FindData;
SearchHandle : THandle;
begin
SearchHandle := FindFirstFile( PChar( Dir+'\*.*' ), FindFileData );
If SearchHandle <> INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE then
Repeat
If FindFileData.dwFileAttributes = FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY then
Memo1.Lines.Add( '<'+FindFileData.cFileName+'>' )
else
Memo1.Lines.Add( FindFileData.cFileName );
Until Not FindNextFile(SearchHandle,FindFileData);
end;
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