App deployment on Windows
Francis Nugent Dixon
effendi at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jul 5 05:12:56 EDT 2010
Hi from Beautiful Brittany,
This complements Mark's mail .......
> This should be X:\program files, where X is the start-up drive.
I needed to build file paths on Mac OSX and on Windows,
in my cross-platform SplashStack, so I needed the system
Disk ID for Windows (which MAY NOT be "C").
On Windows XP, I used
"put line 1 of the volumes into MyPCDrive"
which gave the system disk, whatever it was !
On Windows 7, the first entry in the volumes list is "A"
(for some strange reason), and so I had to find an
Mark came up with a work-around :
"put item 1 of specialfolderpath("system") into Temp"
Then strip out non-useful info to reveal system disk ID.
A sure-fire way of building file paths.
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