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May I know if anyone knows which interface could get host user name in WPF? For example: I creat a project and the item initialized with static string just like : C:\user\lcuser\xxx. But if I move this project in another PC with host-name called "mslcuser", I am sure this item will fail in initialization because the string have to be : C:\user\msuser\xxx. So how to get the host-name. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Posted 10-Apr-12 20:17pm
Leon Lv363
Edited 10-Apr-12 20:23pm
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Solution 1

That's not the "host name", but the "user name" - a big difference! The host name identifies the computer. Also, "C:\User" coukld be located elsewhere, and with Windows XP was also localised (e.g. C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Name\....).
What you need is the Environment.SpecialFolder enumeration, and you get the corresponding path by e.g. Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData)
Leon Lv 11-Apr-12 2:42am
Great! Thanks for your solution. It gives me a great help.
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Solution 2

I think for doing operations like you should use APP_DATA folder. This will appropriately take care of user/host names.

APP_DATA folder can be obtained by :
Environment.GetFolderPath Method(...)
with ,ApplicationData' as first argument

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