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Calling GdipLoadImageFromFile With Chinese Characters In The Filename

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Can anyone please tell me how to call the API: GdipLoadImageFromFile in VB6 and pass it a filename that contains Chinese Characters?

For example:

c:\media\¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿39.JPG

Many thanks
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Private Declare Function GdipLoadImageFromFile Lib "gdiplus" (ByVal FileName As Long, hImage As Long) As Long

Call using StrPtr:

GdipLoadImageFromFile StrPtr(sFilename), GpImagePtr

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This assumes that you are able to retrieve the Unicode Path + Filename.
You can't do this with Vb6 Dir or FileListBox since these are ANSI controls.

Try this Unicode aware CommonDialog replacement to select the file and pass it to GdipLoadImageFromFile:
http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=585762

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Thankyou very much, this has solved my problem.
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