Using Win32 functions in Visual FoxPro Image Gallery
Code examples:
Retrieving information about all users currently logged on to the workstation (WinNT only)
Retrieving list of supported paper names (for example, Letter or Legal) for a given printer
Extracting the name and extension parts of a path string
How to hide your program from the Close Program dialog (Win9* only)
Managing Cookies
Current directory of the application
GDI+: custom control, base class
Generating random UUID values
How to get the path to a Special Folder
How to perform Base64 encoding/decoding using Cryptography API Functions
Reading keys in the specified section of the Win.ini file
Using the FindMediaType function
Using FillMemory
Using the CopyFile
Winsock: creating a socket that is bound to a specific service provider
Current System information
Pocket PC: Folder Viewer
Retrieving the name of the network resource associated with a local device
Setting and retrieving the double-click time for the mouse
Validating URLs using moniker functions
WAV file recorder
Pocket PC: creating backup for the System Registry
Reading current hardware profile
Retrieving country-specific dialing information from the Windows Telephony list of countries
How to access a file using not its name but an alias (hard link)

User rating: 0/10 (0 votes)
Rate this code sample:
  • ~
More code examples    Listed functions    Add comment     W32 Constants      Translate this page Printer friendly version of this code sample
Before you begin:
NTFS supports aliases (hard links) for files. Up to 1023 aliases can be created for a file. Each alias, a hard link to the file, is a directory entry. After creating a hard link, you can access the file using not just its name but the alias as well.

See also:
Converting long file names to the short format and vice versa

DO declare

LOCAL cSource, cLink
cSource = "C:\aa.txt"
cLink = "C:\aa_hl.txt"

IF CreateHardLink(cLink, cSource, 0) = 0
    ? "CreateHardLink failed with error", GetLastError()
    = ShellExecute(0, "print", cLink, "", "", 3)
    WAIT WINDOW "Press any key to delete the hard link..."
    = DeleteFile(cLink)

    DECLARE INTEGER CreateHardLink IN kernel32;
        STRING lpFileName, STRING lpExistingFileName,;
        INTEGER lpSecurityAttributes

    DECLARE INTEGER DeleteFile IN kernel32 STRING lpFileName
    DECLARE INTEGER GetLastError IN kernel32

    DECLARE INTEGER ShellExecute IN shell32;
        INTEGER hwnd, STRING lpOperation,;
        STRING lpFile, STRING lpParameters,;
        STRING lpDirectory, INTEGER nShowCmd

User rating: 0/10 (0 votes)
Rate this code sample:
  • ~
748 bytes  
Created: 2001-07-12 12:00:00  
Modified: 2005-05-03 11:41:18  
Visits in 7 days: 67  
Listed functions:
Printer friendly API declarations
My comment:
Need to check whether short names like MYFILE~1.DOC are created as hard links to files with long names.

Some uses for hard links include:
- Providing different levels of access to a set of files by creating hard links via paths with different Access Control Lists (ACL).
- Organizing files into different directories without having to copy the data.
- Different names for the same file can be used to evoke different behavior for applications (including aliases for an application"s own name).
Word Index links for this example:
Translate this page:
  Spanish    Portuguese    German    French    Italian offers instant, free translations of text or web pages.
User Contributed Notes:
There are no notes on this subject.

Copyright 2001-2017 News2News, Inc. Before reproducing or distributing any data from this site please ask for an approval from its owner. Unless otherwise specified, this page is for your personal and non-commercial use. The information on this page is presented AS IS, meaning that you may use it at your own risk. Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Windows are trade marks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

Privacy policy
Credits: PHP (4.4.9), an HTML-embedded scripting language, MySQL (5.6.38), the Open Source standard SQL database, AceHTML Freeware Version 4, freeware HTML Editor of choice.   Hosted by Korax Online Inc.
Last Topics Visited (
2 sec.Function: 'ReadProcessMemory'
3 sec.Function: 'StartPage'
6 sec.Function: 'JetRetrieveColumn'
7 sec.Example: 'How to detect if additional monitor is connected and active'
Language: 'C#'
10 sec.Example: 'Retrieving the name of the network resource associated with a local device'
13 sec.Example: 'Opening access to the Microsoft Internet functions for the application'
14 sec.Example: 'Using InternetSetFilePointer when resuming interrupted download from the Internet'
16 sec.Example: 'Exporting DLL icon resources as .ICO files'
18 sec.Function: 'RtlCompressBuffer'
20 sec.Function: 'PlaySound'
Function group: 'Windows Multimedia'
Advertise here!