Windows 7 Question

Francis Nugent Dixon effendi at wanadoo.fr
Fri May 21 07:55:01 EDT 2010


Hi from Beautiful Brittany

I develop my stacks on my Mac, but have a Splashstack.exe for running  
them on PC's.

In order to find the systems disk (so I can build complete paths to my  
external files), I use the command

           if the platform = "Win32" then  put line 1 of the volumes  
into field "PCDrive"

and build the paths starting with field "PCDrive".

Disk C (the usual systems disk) was always the first entry in the  
volumes list in Windows XP, etc..
In Windows 7, I now find "A" (the floppy diskette used if the user  
didn't want to boot from the hard drive).

In the comments section of the Volumes section of the Rev Dictionary,  
I find :

Disks which are physically installed or inserted into a disk drive,  
but are not currently mounted, do not appear in the list returned by  
the volumes function.

If this is so, why does floppy disk A (inexistant) appear at the head  
of the Volumes list ?

Second question - does the "platform" command return "Win32"  for  
Windows 7 systems ?
(I don't have a Windows 7 system available to test my stacks !)

In the face of this problem, how can I pick up the systems disk ID in  
a Windows 7 system ?

I am running Revolution 4.0.0 - Build 950 on an iMac OS 10.5.8

Many thanks for any pointers ....

-Francis

"Nothing should ever be done for the first time !"






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