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...convert Short to Long filenames?
Autor: Simon Grossenbacher
Homepage: http://www.swissdelphicenter.ch
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uses
  
Shellapi;

function GetLongFileName(const FileName: string): string;
var
  
SHFileInfo: TSHFileInfo;
begin
  if 
SHGetFileInfo(PChar(FileName),
                   0,
                   SHFileInfo,
                   SizeOf(SHFileInfo),
                   SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME) <> 0 then
    
Result := string(SHFileInfo.szDisplayName)
  else
    
Result := FileName;
end;


// Example:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  
Caption := GetLongFileName('C:\Program Files\Delphi6\Lib\BK_STR~1.DPK');
  // --> BK_StringGrid.dpk
end;

// For > Delphi 4 you can use the ExpandFileName() function
// ExpandFileName converts the relative file name into a fully qualified path name.


 

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