findfirst

This is a discussion on findfirst within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; im struggling to get findfirst to work in C++ i am using Microsoft Visual C++. Trying to fing all gifs ...

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    findfirst

    im struggling to get findfirst to work in C++ i am using Microsoft Visual C++. Trying to fing all gifs in a directory. I found this following code is the general way of achieving this....

    Code:
    #include <dos.h>
    #include <iostream>
    	int done;
    	struct ffblk ffblk;
    	done = findfirst("*.gif",&ffblk,0);
                  while(!done){
                         cout<<ffblk.ff_name;
                  }
    return 0;
    }
    where am i going wrong? and how can i change directories?

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    #include <dos.h>
    VC++ compilers, and all other 32-bit compilers, do not suport any of the functions in dos.h. So you might as well delete that line from your program because it won't compile.

    To get a list of all the files in a directory, use _findfirst() and _findnext(), or FindFirstFile() and FileNextFile(). see www.msdn.microsoft.com or google for function details.

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