: : I'm having a little difficulty accessing extended file names. I'm using TP 5.5, and I'm getting errors out the ying-yang while trying to create and write to a file that uses the extended file name convention. I think I'm going to scrap what I have and start from the beginning on this part of the program. Any suggestions on a way to insure extended file names will be acceptable to the compiler and the program also not generate runtime errors? Thank's in advance....
: : Delljohnb
: : (GRRRR....frustrating....)
: TP 5.5 can only handle filenames the old DOS way (8.3). The only thing you can do is validate the user-entered filenames, and save them using the short path names.
: If you want to include long filenames, you'll need to change to a 32-bit Pascal compiler such as FreePascal.
Drats.....oh well. Yeah, I think that the LFNsupport() function should do it. I'm more familiar with TP and I guess I was just hoping that I had forgotten a dirty little trick or something. All my internal code is clear and works fine, but there will be a small amount of user input, so I'm trying to make the program very robust, and I came upon the possibility that long format names might be used.
Ah.....the old days......when users actually knew how computers worked....LOL. Thanks for the responce.