SHGetSpecialFolderPath (Windows CE 5.0)
This function retrieves the path of a special folder, identified by its CSIDL.
BOOL SHGetSpecialFolderPath( HWND hwndOwner, LPTSTR lpszPath, int nFolder, BOOL fCreate );
- [in] Handle to the owner window the client should specify if it displays a dialog box or message box.
- [in] Address of a character buffer that receives the drive and path of the specified folder. This buffer must be at least MAX_PATH characters in size.
- [in] CSIDL that identifies the folder of interest. If a virtual folder is specified, this function fails. See SHGetSpecialFolderLocation Remarks for a list of valid CSIDL values.
- [in] Indicates whether the folder should be created if it does not already exist. If this value is nonzero, the folder is created. If this value is zero, the folder is not created.
In the standard shell, this function returns TRUE if it is successful and FALSE if it fails.
If you are using the AYGShell extensions, then this function returns FALSE even if successful. If the folder represented by the CSIDL does not exist and is not created, a NULL string is returned indicating that the directory does not exist.
Note For Windows Mobile 2003 and later, returns TRUE if successful, FALSE otherwise. For Pocket PC 2002 and Smartphone 2002 and earlier, returns FALSE even if successful. If the folder represented by the nFolder parameter does not exist and is not created, a NULL string is returned indicating that the directory does not exist.
A number of folders are used frequently by applications, but may not have the same name or location on any given system. CSIDL values provide a unique system-independent way to identify these special folders. The values supersede the use of environment variables for this purpose. A CSIDL is used in conjunction with the shell function SHGetSpecialFolderLocation to retrieve a special folder's path name or item ID list (PIDL). See SHGetSpecialFolderLocation for a list of valid CSIDL values.
Windows Mobile Remarks
The following table lists valid CSIDL values for the nFolder parameter:
|CSIDL_APPDATA||0x001A||File system directory that serves as a common repository for application-specific data.|
|CSIDL_DESKTOP||0x0000||Not supported on Smartphone.|
|CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY||0x0010||File system directory used to physically store file objects on the desktop (not to be confused with the desktop folder itself).|
|CSIDL_FAVORITES||0x0006||The file system directory that serves as a common repository for the user's favorite items.|
|CSIDL_FONTS||0x0014||The virtual folder that contains fonts.|
|CSIDL_MYMUSIC||0x000d||Folder that contains music files.|
|CSIDL_MYPICTURES||0x0027||Folder that contains picture files.|
|CSIDL_MYVIDEO||0x000e||Folder that contains video files.|
|CSIDL_PERSONAL||0x0005||The file system directory that serves as a common repository for documents.|
|CSIDL_PROFILE||0x0028||Folder that contains the profile of the user.|
|CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES||0x0026||The program files folder.|
|CSIDL_PROGRAMS||0x0002||The file system directory that contains the user's program groups, which are also file system directories.|
|CSIDL_RECENT||0x0008||File system directory that contains the user's most recently used documents.|
|CSIDL_STARTUP||0x0007||The file system directory that corresponds to the user's Startup program group. The system starts these programs when a device is powered on.|
|CSIDL_WINDOWS||0x0024||The Windows folder.|
The CSIDL_DESKTOP value is invalid for the Smartphone platform. Smartphone uses a home screen instead of a desktop; do not use this CSIDL value within the Smartphone development environment.
Pocket PC: Pocket PC 2000 and later
Smartphone: Smartphone 2002 and later
OS Versions: Windows CE 3.0 and later
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