App deployment on Windows

G. Wolfgang Gaich gwolfgang at gaich.de
Mon Jul 5 05:13:30 CDT 2010


  There is a simple way:

put char 1 of $SystemDrive


Wolfgang


Am 05.07.2010 11:12, schrieb Francis Nugent Dixon:
> 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
> alternative solution.
>
> 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.
>
> FWIW
>
> - Francis
>
>
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