Monday, April 30, 2007

Visual Basic Function to Get Temporary Folder

Windows API Function to Get Temporary Folder

Private Declare Function GetTempPath Lib "kernel32" Alias _
"GetTempPathA" (ByVal nBufferLength As Long, ByVal _
lpBuffer As String) As Long

Const MAX_PATH = 260

' This function uses Windows API GetTempPath to get the temporary folder

Sub Get_Temporary_Folder()

sTempFolder = GetTmpPath

End Sub

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Private Function GetTmpPath()

Dim sFolder As String ' Name of the folder
Dim lRet As Long ' Return Value

sFolder = String(MAX_PATH, 0)
lRet = GetTempPath(MAX_PATH, sFolder)

If lRet <> 0 Then
GetTmpPath = Left(sFolder, InStr(sFolder, _
Chr(0)) - 1)
GetTmpPath = vbNullString
End If

End Function

This function can be used to identify the Temporary folders for Windows XP kind of OS, where each login will have its own temp folder


  1. Anonymous11:53 AM

    I SO appreciate this tip - I have a small memorial set up in your honor! Thank you.

  2. Anonymous5:53 AM

    Great script, thx! Alex

  3. Anonymous3:15 AM

    Excellent function!
    Just what I was looking for!

  4. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Nice code. But what's that MAX_PATH ??


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