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SHGetSpecialFolderPath Reference in C#, VB.NET and VB6


Visual Basic 6 definition
Declare Function SHGetSpecialFolderPath Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHGetSpecialFolderPathA" (ByVal hwndOwner As Long, ByVal lpszPath As String, ByVal nFolder As Long, ByVal fCreate As Long) As Long


SHGetSpecialFolderPath retrieves the name of the path of a special folder on the system. This function only works with special folders which are physical directories on a disk. The function will fail if the special folder is a virtual folder.

Return Value

If an error occured, the function returns 0. If successful, the function returns a non-zero value.


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