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This is a discussion on directories within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi guys, im quite new to c++ and i ve only written bits of code for college as examples, but ...

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    hi guys,

    im quite new to c++ and i ve only written bits of code for college as examples, but no full apps now i want to write something useful for a change.

    i want to write a program to list whats in a directory with a command, like dir in dos, how would i list whats in a directory and check to see whether or not a directory is valid.

    thanks a lot.

    Shakespeare.

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    It would help a bit if you let us know what OS you are developing your app for and what compiler you will be using.
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    i'm developing in Windows XP and using ms Visual studio

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    same problem

    I have the same problem, but I'm using Linux/g++!

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    Somebody told me I could do something like this for windows

    You need to fill a WIN32_FIND_DATA struct with a call to FindFirstFile() and then iterate through the directory with FindNextFile() until it returns INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE. Each time FindNextFile() returns sucessfully the filename will be a member of the WIN32_FIND_DATA struct which you could use to fill an array. You'll need to include windows.h; search the boards/MSDN for an example if needed.

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