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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    WINAPI OpenFile

    Sometimes I hate how these API's are designed. Can someone tell me what OFSTRUCT is and how to declare it? According to MSDN for OpenFile() ...

    lpReOpenBuff [out]

    A pointer to the OFSTRUCT structure that receives information about a file when it is first opened.

    The structure can be used in subsequent calls to the OpenFile function to see an open file.

    The OFSTRUCT structure contains a path string member with a length that is limited to OFS_MAXPATHNAME characters, which is 128 characters. Because of this, you cannot use the OpenFile function to open a file with a path length that exceeds 128 characters. The CreateFile function does not have this path length limitation.
    I understand the first and third parameter except this one, anyone care to enlighten me on the matter? Thanx.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Iasi - Romania

    Re: WINAPI OpenFile

    Anyhow, OpenFile is an obsolete function:
    Note Only use this function with 16-bit versions of Windows. For newer applications, use the CreateFile function.
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