GetShortFileName – Convert a filename to 8.3 format

GetShortFileName – Convert a filename to 8.3 format

Private Declare Function GetShortPathName Lib "kernel32" Alias _    "GetShortPathNameA" (ByVal lpszLongPath As String, _    ByVal lpszShortPath As String, ByVal cchBuffer As Long) As Long' Convert a long filename into the short 8.3 format' if the file doesn't exist, return a null stringFunction GetShortFileName(ByVal LongFileName As String) As String    Dim buffer As String, length As Long    ' Prepare the receiving buffer    buffer = Space$(300)    length = GetShortPathName(LongFileName, buffer, Len(buffer))    ' if return value was non-zero, estract the result    ' else, it returns a null string (probably    GetShortFileName = Left$(buffer, length) End Function


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