Set default working folder to the application folder
Posted on 2003-11-11
When i'm deploying a program i need to read from a file. For some reason the default working directory is "c:\documents and settings\my name"
and not "My Documents" which is the users personal data folder in the deployment project.
How do i set the default working folder to be e.g. the application folder (where the .exe file resides) for the program. I can't set it hardcoded in the code coz i don't know the exact path on the target computer.
I'd rather not dump files in the documents and setting folders or especially the My Documents folder since then the files might accidently be deleted by user. I'd rather use the application folder.