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Getting a temporary filename from Windows
Language(s):I-Series - CLP
Category(s):Include Files

It is often necessary to create a file with a unique file name. This example shows how to use the Windows API to do this.

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 This example shows how to get a temporary file name
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function TempFileName : String;
{Author Jon Vote 10/97}

const Unique : word = 0;

var DriveLetter : char;
    pTempFileName : pchar;
    dummy         : word;
    Prefix : pChar;

begin
 Prefix := 'TMP';
 pTempFileName := StrAlloc(256);
 DriveLetter := GetTempDrive(' ');
 {convert 'A' to '1', ... 'C' to '3' - etc}
 DriveLetter := chr(ord(DriveLetter) - 18);
 dummy := GetTempFileName(DriveLetter, PreFix, Unique, pTempFileName);
 ShowMessage('Temp filename is: ' + strpas(pTempFileName));
 TempFileName := strpas(pTempFileName);
end;



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