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Category: Files
Title: Convert long filenames in short filenames
Date added: 15.03.2006
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{
Usage:
GetShortName('C:\Program Files\test.txt');
which returns "C:\PROGRA~1\test.txt"
}


uses
  Windows, SysUtils;


function GetShortName(sLongName: string): string;
var
  sShortName:    string;
  nShortNameLen: Integer;
begin
  SetLength(sShortName, MAX_PATH);
  nShortNameLen := GetShortPathName(PChar(sLongName), PChar(sShortName), MAX_PATH - 1);
  if (0 = nShortNameLen) then
  begin
  showmessage('Error!');
  end;
  SetLength(sShortName, nShortNameLen);
  Result := sShortName;
end;

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