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I want to know how to I find out, using Builder c++ 6, the OS Version and Name.

So that way I can check if is running under windows 95, 98, 2000 or XP

I would like to retrive the os name - e.g. Windows 95 or Windows XP, the version if possible

If someboby can help if a sample code, will be nice

thanks.
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Question by:torlani
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Jase-Coder earned 120 total points
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I wrote something like that it delphi  here is the source

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=1081&lngWId=7

open the .pas

It is in delphi but the code is easy to understand and it uses some windows API's
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by:torlani
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I understad your code, but I try to implement in Builder and is not working, I not sure what do I have to do so builder will understad the "Win32Platform"

if someone can get a builder example, will help
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by:Jase-Coder
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Hi
I am, at the minute reconfiguring my whole system. I should have builder reinstalled tomorrow and i'll rewrite the code.
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by:torlani
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no problem ... Thanks again for the help
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by:George Tokas
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This is one way you can use:

OSVERSIONINFO   osinfo;
osinfo.dwOSVersionInfoSize = sizeof(osinfo);
GetVersionEx(&osinfo);

if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WIN32s){}// Windows Win32s
if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WINDOWS){}// Windows 9x
if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT){}// Windows NT XP 2k....

osinfo is a structure.
accessing the dwMajorVersion & dwMinorVersion member you can find out if it is XP, 2k, 2003 etc.

gtokas.
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by:torlani
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sorry gtokas, I mess up in clicking you as the accepted answer, but I gave you 170 points, so it should be ok ... I am sorry for that.
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by:George Tokas
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np...:-)

gtokas.
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