getting a file's path and filename

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    getting a file's path and filename

    i'm using the an OPENFILENAME object called ofn, and in my function that opens a file, I need to find the filename and file path of the file that the user selects

    anyone know how to do this? (I searched the boards quickly and didn't find anything)

    Thanks
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    From the help file for GetOpenFileName()...

    >>>
    Return Values
    If the user specifies a filename and clicks the OK button, the return value is nonzero. The buffer pointed to by the lpstrFile member of the OPENFILENAME structure contains the full path and filename specified by the user.

    If the user cancels or closes the Open dialog box or an error occurs, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call the CommDlgExtendedError function, which can return one of the following values:

    CDERR_FINDRESFAILURE CDERR_NOHINSTANCE
    CDERR_INITIALIZATION CDERR_NOHOOK
    CDERR_LOCKRESFAILURE CDERR_NOTEMPLATE
    CDERR_LOADRESFAILURE CDERR_STRUCTSIZE
    CDERR_LOADSTRFAILURE FNERR_BUFFERTOOSMALL
    CDERR_MEMALLOCFAILURE FNERR_INVALIDFILENAME
    CDERR_MEMLOCKFAILURE FNERR_SUBCLASSFAILURE
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    From the help on
    BOOL= GetSaveFileName(&OPENFILENAME);

    Return Values
    If the user specifies a file name and clicks the OK button and the function is successful, the return value is nonzero. The buffer pointed to by the lpstrFile member of the OPENFILENAME structure contains the full path and file name specified by the user.
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    Don't you hate that!!

    adrianxw, you asked about Aussie rules football and Cricket pitches being the same size.
    Yes it is because offseason the same ground is used. Also there are so many members on a team of Aussie Rules, got to have room.
    In the country (outback) the inside area of horse race track, the event that brings in the punters (team members), was used.
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    GetOpenFileName (&ofn)

    gets the filename and stores it in

    ofn.lpstrFile

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