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dosGetLongFileName(string FileName)

Returns the long pathname form of the pathname specified by FileName. Long pathnames are the fully expanded short pathnames, with no limitations on path length. FileName may specify either a file or a folder. 

Parameter :

FileName : A string specifying the short pathname to a file or folder whose long pathname is to be retrieved. For example "C:\Progra~1" would be inputed, and the returned value would be "C:\Program Files". You may include multiple short pathnames in your path. For example "C:\Progra~1\Micros~1". This function is not available on Windows 95.

Return Value : A string containing the long pathname form of fileName. If an error occurred an empty string is returned, in which case dosGetLastError() should be called to determine the cause of the error. 

Possible Returned Error Codes via dosGetLastError() :
10016 : File not found. 
10022 : Method is not supported on MacOS or Windows 95.



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