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PathMakePretty function

Converts an all-uppercase path to all lowercase characters to give the path a consistent appearance.

Syntax


BOOL PathMakePretty(
  _Inout_  LPTSTR lpPath
);

Parameters

lpPath [in, out]

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string of length MAX_PATH that contains the path to be converted.

Return value

Type: BOOL

Returns TRUE if the path has been converted, or FALSE otherwise.

Remarks

This function only operates on paths that are entirely uppercase. For example: C:\WINDOWS will be converted to c:\windows, but c:\Windows will not be changed.

Examples


#include <windows.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include "Shlwapi.h"

void main( void )
{
// Path name 1.
char buffer_1[ ] = "C:\\TEST\\FILE";
char *lpStr1;
lpStr1 = buffer_1;

// Path name 2.
char buffer_2[ ] = "c:\\test\\file";
char *lpStr2;
lpStr2 = buffer_2;

// Test path name 1.
    cout << "The content of the unconverted path is : " << lpStr1 << endl;
    cout << "The \"PathMakePretty\" function returns the value " 
         << PathMakePretty(lpStr1) << "  = TRUE & converts"  << endl;
    cout << "The content of the converted path is   : " << lpStr1 << endl;

// Test path name 2.
    cout << "\nThe content of the unconverted path is : " << lpStr2 << endl;
    cout << "The \"PathMakePretty\" function returns the value " 
         << PathMakePretty(lpStr2) << "  = FALSE & no conversion"  << endl;
    cout << "The content of the converted path is   : " << lpStr2 << endl;
}

OUTPUT:
=============
The content of the unconverted path is : C:\TEST\FILE
The "PathMakePretty" function returns the value 1  = TRUE & converts
The content of the converted path is   : C:\test\file

The content of the unconverted path is : c:\test\file
The "PathMakePretty" function returns the value 0  = FALSE & no conversion
The content of the converted path is   : c:\test\file

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

PathMakePrettyW (Unicode) and PathMakePrettyA (ANSI)

 

 

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