hello,

I want to use this code1

#include <windows.h>
#include <tchar.h>
#include <stdio.h>

TCHAR* envVarStrings[] =
{
  TEXT("OS         = %OS%"),
  TEXT("PATH       = %PATH%"),
  TEXT("HOMEPATH   = %HOMEPATH%"),
  TEXT("TEMP       = %TEMP%")
};
#define  ENV_VAR_STRING_COUNT  (sizeof(envVarStrings)/sizeof(TCHAR*))
#define INFO_BUFFER_SIZE 32767
void printError( TCHAR* msg );

void main( )
{
  DWORD i;
  TCHAR  infoBuf[INFO_BUFFER_SIZE];
  DWORD  bufCharCount = INFO_BUFFER_SIZE;
 
  // Get and display the name of the computer. 
  bufCharCount = INFO_BUFFER_SIZE;
  if( !GetComputerName( infoBuf, &bufCharCount ) )
    printError( TEXT("GetComputerName") ); 
  _tprintf( TEXT("\nComputer name:      %s"), infoBuf ); 
 
  // Get and display the user name. 
  bufCharCount = INFO_BUFFER_SIZE;
  if( !GetUserName( infoBuf, &bufCharCount ) )
    printError( TEXT("GetUserName") ); 
  _tprintf( TEXT("\nUser name:          %s"), infoBuf ); 
 
  // Get and display the system directory. 
  if( !GetSystemDirectory( infoBuf, INFO_BUFFER_SIZE ) )
    printError( TEXT("GetSystemDirectory") ); 
  _tprintf( TEXT("\nSystem Directory:   %s"), infoBuf ); 

  // Get and display the Windows directory. 
  if( !GetWindowsDirectory( infoBuf, INFO_BUFFER_SIZE ) )
    printError( TEXT("GetWindowsDirectory") ); 
  _tprintf( TEXT("\nWindows Directory:  %s"), infoBuf ); 
 
  // Expand and display a few environment variables. 
  _tprintf( TEXT("\n\nSmall selection of Environment Variables:") ); 
  for( i = 0; i < ENV_VAR_STRING_COUNT; ++i )
  {
    bufCharCount = ExpandEnvironmentStrings(envVarStrings[i], infoBuf,
        INFO_BUFFER_SIZE ); 
    if( bufCharCount > INFO_BUFFER_SIZE )
      _tprintf( TEXT("\n\t(Buffer too small to expand: \"%s\")"), 
              envVarStrings[i] );
    else if( !bufCharCount )
      printError( TEXT("ExpandEnvironmentStrings") );
    else
      _tprintf( TEXT("\n   %s"), infoBuf );
  }
  _tprintf( TEXT("\n\n"));
}

void printError( TCHAR* msg )
{
  DWORD eNum;
  TCHAR sysMsg[256];
  TCHAR* p;

  eNum = GetLastError( );
  FormatMessage( FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM | 
         FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS,
         NULL, eNum,
         MAKELANGID(LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_DEFAULT),
         sysMsg, 256, NULL );

  // Trim the end of the line and terminate it with a null
  p = sysMsg;
  while( ( *p > 31 ) || ( *p == 9 ) )
    ++p;
  do { *p-- = 0; } while( ( p >= sysMsg ) &&
                          ( ( *p == '.' ) || ( *p < 33 ) ) );

  // Display the message
  _tprintf( TEXT("\n\t%s failed with error %d (%s)"), msg, eNum, sysMsg );
}

and to put it with standard Visual C++ 2008, windows form applications.
I tried to copy paste some code but I got errors unknown identifiers DWORD, TCHAR, GetComputerName ....
I am php dev. and I dont know a lot of these things but I want to learn a bit.


thank advance

you need to import the correct library /packages is DWORD In the standard library? are you using.....[using namespace std]...... at the top of your code?

you need to import the correct library /packages is DWORD In the standard library? are you using.....[using namespace std]...... at the top of your code?

DWORD is a type defined by Windows (so is TCHAR, so is most of the rest of the mess. Joke about Microsoft and lightbulbs omitted.) It's not part of the standard library, but then the user also isn't including any of the standard library headers, so specifying "using namespace std" is moot.

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