function retrieves the path of the Windows directory. The Windows directory
contains such files as Windows-based applications, initialization files, and
| LPTSTR lpBuffer,
||// address of buffer for Windows directory
| UINT uSize
||// size of directory buffer
Points to the buffer to receive the null-terminated string containing the
path. This path does not end with a backslash unless the Windows directory is the
root directory. For example, if the Windows directory is named WINDOWS on drive
C, the path of the Windows directory retrieved by this function is C:\WINDOWS.
If Windows was installed in the root directory of drive C, the path retrieved
Specifies the maximum size, in characters, of the buffer specified by the lpBuffer
parameter. This value should be set to at least MAX_PATH to allow sufficient
room in the buffer for the path.
If the function succeeds, the return value is the length, in characters, of
the string copied to the buffer, not including the terminating null character.
If the length is greater than the size of the buffer, the return value is the
size of the buffer required to hold the path.
If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error
information, call GetLastError
The Windows directory is the directory where an application should store
initialization and help files. If the user is running a shared version of Windows,
the Windows directory is guaranteed to be private for each user.
If an application creates other files that it wants to store on a per-user
basis, it should place them in the directory specified by the HOMEPATH environment
variable. This directory will be different for each user, if so specified by
an administrator, via the User Manager administrative tool. HOMEPATH always
specifies either the user's home directory, which is guaranteed to be private for
each user, or a default directory (for example, C:\USERS\DEFAULT) where the user
will have all access.
- Software for developers
Software for Android Developers
- More information resources
Unix Manual Pages
- Databases for Amazon shops developers
Amazon Categories Database
Browse Nodes Database