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Summary: Get Short and Long Path Names
Language: VB.NET
Author: J B
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Culture: en-US
Bytes: 1388
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    Private Declare Auto Function GetShortPathName Lib "kernel32.dll" (ByVal strLongPath As String, ByVal objStringBuilder As System.Text.StringBuilder, ByVal intBufferSize As Integer) As Integer
    Private Declare Auto Function GetLongPathName Lib "kernel32.dll" (ByVal strShortPath As String, ByVal objStringBuilder As System.Text.StringBuilder, ByVal intBufferSize As Integer) As Integer

    Public Enum DirectoryPathLength
        WindowsXP = 256
    End Enum

    Public Function GetShortPathName(ByVal strPath As String, Optional ByVal enumDirectoryPathLength As DirectoryPathLength = DirectoryPathLength.WindowsXP) As String
        Dim strStringBuilder As New System.Text.StringBuilder(enumDirectoryPathLength)
        Dim intNewStringLength As Integer
        intNewStringLength = GetShortPathName(strPath, strStringBuilder, enumDirectoryPathLength)
        Return strStringBuilder.ToString
    End Function

    Public Function GetLongPathName(ByVal strPath As String, Optional ByVal enumDirectoryPathLength As DirectoryPathLength = DirectoryPathLength.WindowsXP) As String
        Dim strStringBuilder As New System.Text.StringBuilder(enumDirectoryPathLength)
        Dim intNewStringLength As Integer
        intNewStringLength = GetLongPathName(strPath, strStringBuilder, enumDirectoryPathLength)
        Return strStringBuilder.ToString
    End Function

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