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Converting TCHAR[] to string, while getting PC Name

, 8 Jun 2010
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You might have considered using ::GetComputerNameA() which does the conversion for you:std::string GetSystemName(){ CHAR sBuf[MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH + 1] = {0}; DWORD dwLen = MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH; ::GetComputerNameA(sBuf, &dwLen); return std::string(sBuf);}Note...
You might have considered using ::GetComputerNameA() which does the conversion for you:
std::string GetSystemName()
{
    CHAR sBuf[MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH + 1] = {0};
    DWORD dwLen = MAX_COMPUTERNAME_LENGTH;
    ::GetComputerNameA(sBuf, &dwLen);
    return std::string(sBuf);
}
 
Note that you can do the same for any system function with a xxxA version.
 
cheers,
AR

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GeneralSee the allowed characters for lpComputerName in MSDN: http:... PinmemberAlain Rist29-Jul-10 11:00 
GeneralI presume GetComputerNameA returns only ansi characters so a... Pinmembercpsj1729-Jul-10 9:02 
GeneralWell, probably easier to do. Thanks Pinmemberwajih_ullah9-Jun-10 5:55 

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