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How to Use C++ Builder Path Manipulation Routines on Windows

How to Use C++ Builder Path Manipulation Routines on Windows

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C++ Builder has a lot of specific methods in its SysUtils library that is included in vcl and fmx libraries. Some of these are grouped as Path Manipulation Routines which allow users to edit, extract, get and set drive name, directory name, file name, and file extensions. These methods are combined in Vcl.FileCtrlSystem.IOUtils,  System.SysUtils libraries. These all methods are easy to use and easy to get or set file path strings in that operating system. These can be used with other component properties like FileName property of OpenDialog, SaveDialog components. We can also check drive, files or directories if they are exist or not in that given path. And we can combine two path strings as new path string.

We have new C++ posts with examples about Path Manipulation Routines that can be used in your Windows applications or your Mobile application, games, or may help to extend your C++ knowledge.

We also post a good selection of very useful C++ posts here on the Embarcadero Blog. To find them just click on the following dynamic search link: https://blogs.embarcadero.com/?s=c%2B%2B

This week we pick some of Path Manipulation Routines in C++ Builder. Here we go.

How can we use C++ Builder in modern and professional ways?

If you are following our posts these posts will be easy to understand awesome basics of modern C++. Here have new LearnCPlusPlus.org picks for you this week.

  • How To Extract The File Directory Name From A File Path In C++
  • How To Extract A Relative Path From Path Strings on Windows
  • Learn To Check If a Drive Really Exists on Windows
  • How To Check If a Directory Really Exists on Windows
  • How To Check If A File Exists or Not on Windows
  • How To Change A File Extension On Windows Using C+

What C++ questions from developers do we answer in our posts?

Here are the questions that answer in these post picks above,

  • What is ExtractFileDir method?
  • What is the syntax of ExtractFileDir method?
  • How can I use ExtractFileDir in C++ Builder, any example?
  • How can I extract the file directory name from a file path?
  • What is the C++ ExtractRelativePath method?
  • How can I extract a relative path from path strings on windows?
  • Any example of the Syntax of ExtractRelativePath method?
  • Is there an example of using ExtractRelativePath method?
  • Where can I learn to check If a drive exists on windows?
  • How can I use DriveExists method?
  • What is the Syntax of DriveExists method?
  • Is there a full example of using C++ DriveExists() method?
  • How can we check if there is a directory that exists in that given path?
  • Can I check if a folder exists or not in C++?
  • How can I check Drive, Directory, or a File in C++?
  • What is DirectoryExists method?
  • What is the Syntax of DirectoryExists method?
  • Any example of DirectoryExists method?
  • What is the C++ FileExists method?
  • What is the syntax of the C++ FileExists method?
  •  how can I check if there is a file in that folder?
  • Can I check a file if exists or not?
  • How can I check Drive, Directory, or File if they exist
  • How can I use the ChangeFileExt method?
  • What is the syntax of ChangeFileExt method’s?
  • Do you have an example of how to use the ChangeFileExt method in C++?

What are our favorite C++ posts of this week?

We keep adding new topics about C++ in general and specific topics for C++ Builder, Dev-C++, and for the other C++ compilers. Please keep following our LearnCPlusPlus.org website for the latest posts and updates. Feel free to comment and share with your colleagues, students, members – knowledge is power, and knowledge shared is empowering.

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About author

Dr. Yilmaz Yoru has 33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux, and other operating systems. He was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later, he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the same department of the same university. Since 2012, he is the founder and CEO of Esenja LLC Company. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations. He has married, and he is a father of a son.
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