Solved

Determine current machine app is on

Posted on 2003-11-18
2
195 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
can a vb6 application work out what machine it is currently running on

ie can it query the OS to find a UNC path:

\\MYPC


I am after some code!
thanks



0
Comment
Question by:MrKevorkian
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 250 total points
ID: 9772160
If you need the computer name then:

Private Declare Function GetComputerName Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetComputerNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim compName As String
    Dim result As Long
   
    compName = String(255, Chr$(0))
    result = GetComputerName(compName, 255)
    If result = 0 Then
        MsgBox "Unable to retrieve Computer Name"
    Else
        compName = Left(compName, InStr(compName, Chr$(0)) - 1)
        MsgBox "Computer Name: " & compName
    End If
End Sub
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MrKevorkian
ID: 9772292
Perfect.
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 4 hours left to enroll

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question