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PathGetCharType function

Determines the type of character in relation to a path.

Syntax


UINT PathGetCharType(
  _In_  TUCHAR ch
);

Parameters

ch [in]

Type: TUCHAR

The character for which to determine the type.

Return value

Type: UINT

Returns one or more of the following values that define the type of character.

Return codeDescription
GCT_INVALID

The character is not valid in a path.

GCT_LFNCHAR

The character is valid in a long file name.

GCT_SEPARATOR

The character is a path separator.

GCT_SHORTCHAR

The character is valid in a short (8.3) file name.

GCT_WILD

The character is a wildcard character.

 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shlwapi.h

Library

Shlwapi.lib

DLL

Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)

Unicode and ANSI names

PathGetCharTypeW (Unicode) and PathGetCharTypeA (ANSI)

 

 

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