Thread: Executable Name

  1. #1
    Registered User sean345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002

    Executable Name

    Is there a function that will return the name of the execatable of your program? For example, if I compile my exe as test.exe, but someone renames it to stuff.exe then I will need to determine the name at run time.
    If cities were built like software is built, the first woodpecker to come along would level civilization.
    Black Frog Studios

  2. #2
    Registered User johnnie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Try GetModuleFileName().
    "Optimal decisions, once made, do not need to be changed." - Robert Sedgewick, Algorithms in C

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    get the name of the exe from the command line string

    char* cmdLine = GetCommandLine();
    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
    Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 12:57 AM
  2. Loading a DLL that is not in the same directory as the executable
    By starcatcher in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-13-2008, 07:05 AM
  3. CreateProcess with Resource of executable, not the Filename
    By Ktulu in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-04-2006, 01:07 AM
  4. calling an executable from an executable
    By dee in forum C Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-10-2004, 01:32 PM
  5. Altering The Program's Executable?
    By Aidman in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-31-2002, 05:11 AM