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PathIsUNCServer function

Determines if a string is a valid Universal Naming Convention (UNC) for a server path only.

Syntax


BOOL PathIsUNCServer(
  _In_ LPCTSTR pszPath
);

Parameters

pszPath [in]

Type: LPCTSTR

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

Return value

Type: BOOL

Returns TRUE if the string is a valid UNC path for a server only (no share name), or FALSE otherwise.

Examples


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

void main( void )
{
// String path name 1.
char buffer_1[ ] = "\\\\path1";
char *lpStr1;
lpStr1 = buffer_1;

// String path name 2.
char buffer_2[ ] = "\\\\";
char *lpStr2;
lpStr2 = buffer_2;

// String path name 3.
char buffer_3[ ] = "acme\\path2\\path3";
char *lpStr3;
lpStr3 = buffer_3;

// Variable to get the return 
// from "PathIsUNCServer".
int retval;

// Test path name 1.
retval = PathIsUNCServer(lpStr1);
cout << "The contents of String 1: " << lpStr1
     << "\nThe return value from the function is " << retval << " = TRUE" << endl;

// Test path name 2.
retval = PathIsUNCServer(lpStr2);
cout << "The contents of String 2: " << lpStr2
     << "\nThe return value from the function is " << retval << " = TRUE" << endl;

// Test path name 3.
retval = PathIsUNCServer(lpStr3);
cout << "The contents of String 3: " << lpStr3
     << "\nThe return value from the function is " << retval << " = FALSE"<< endl;
}

OUTPUT:
=================
The contents of String 1: \\path1
The return value from the function is 1 = TRUE
The contents of String 2: \\
The return value from the function is 1 = TRUE
The contents of String 3: acme\path2\path3
The return value from the function is 0 = FALSE

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

PathIsUNCServerW (Unicode) and PathIsUNCServerA (ANSI)

 

 

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