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Convert Long File Location And Name To Short

Posted: 2002-06-01
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This code enables you to convert a long file location and filename to a short file location and filename. Example: C:Program FilesTest.txt
will become C:Progra~1Test.txt

Original Author: CovertLoop

API Declarations

Declare Function GetShortPathName Lib "kernel32" Alias _
"GetShortPathNameA" (ByVal lpszLongPath As String, ByVal _
lpszShortPath As String, ByVal cchBuffer As Long) As Long


Add The Declarations Above To A Module. Then put this whenever you want to perform the conversion:
Dim sFile As String, sShortFile As String * 67
Dim lRet As Long
sFile = "C:Program FilesTest.txt" 'Long File Location/Name
lRet = GetShortPathName(sFile, sShortFile, Len(sShortFile))
sFile = Left(sShortFile, lRet)
Text1.Text = sFile

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