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Hi All,
 
I need to get the path of shared/public document in XP, vista and windows7.
please give me a code snapshot for this.
 
i am writing code in windows XP and the same code i want to run in xp, vista and windows7
 
Thanks in advance.
Posted 6-Apr-11 4:07am

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Solution 1

Call SHGetFolderPath() with the CSIDL CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS.
 
See here for more CSIDLs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762494%28v=VS.85%29.aspx[^].
 
[Note: ignore the nonsense about SHGetFolderPath() being deprecated. If you follow the advice in MSDN, your app won't work on XP or earlier systems.]
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SAKryukov at 6-Apr-11 18:56pm
   
Correct (especially with the reference to the CLSID). My 5.
Obsolete SHGetFolderPath is a problem. What, is it invalid for Windows 7? Similar .NET GetFolderPath does work correctly on all systems I know...
--SA
Hans Dietrich at 6-Apr-11 22:09pm
   
No, SHGetFolderPath works fine on Win7. It's the MS-recommended alternative that does not work prior to Vista.
SAKryukov at 7-Apr-11 0:00am
   
Thank you for your answer, Hans. That's what I say: would require different code for XP and Windows 7. It's easy to implement but... just sad :=<.
--SA
Hans Dietrich at 7-Apr-11 0:21am
   
It's sad, pathetic, idiotic. I run out of words to describe.
SAKryukov at 7-Apr-11 0:37am
   
Must die.
Jayant Narayan Dash at 7-Apr-11 1:32am
   
Thanks to all of you for your valuable reply...

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