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Old 11-30-2004, 07:48 AM
Zweitze Zweitze is online now
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System macro for short file names?

Hi all,

Does anyone know if a system macro exists, that converts a file name to a short file name? Something like:
SHORT_FILE_NAME("C:\Program Files\VisBuildPro\VisBuildPro.exe")

I need this for two reasons:
1. Certain command lines are getting towards the limits of the maximum lengths of Windows commands (which is 2048, some commands have a length of 1780 now)
2. VisualBuild is also used to configure developer systems, and in that configurations certain Delphi packages are installed or removed. Delphi (version 5) itself writes short file names in the registry.

If such a macro doesn't exist, can this be added to the wish list?

Zweitze de Vries
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:06 AM
kevina kevina is online now
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Here is a VBScript example (use brackets around the expression when placing in a step field):

[vbld_FSO.GetFile("C:\Program Files\VisBuildPro\VisBuildPro.exe").ShortPath]
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