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API: Get computer name

Author(s)
Dev Ashish

(Q) How do I retrieve the current ComputerName ?

(A) Paste the following code in a new module and call the function fOSMachineName.



'******************** Code Start **************************
' This code was originally written by Dev Ashish.
' It is not to be altered or distributed,
' except as part of an application.
' You are free to use it in any application,
' provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
'
' Code Courtesy of
' Dev Ashish
'
Private Declare Function apiGetComputerName Lib "kernel32" Alias _
    "GetComputerNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

Function fOSMachineName() As String
'Returns the computername
Dim lngLen As Long, lngX As Long
Dim strCompName As String
    lngLen = 16
    strCompName = String$(lngLen, 0)
    lngX = apiGetComputerName(strCompName, lngLen)
    If lngX <> 0 Then
        fOSMachineName = Left$(strCompName, lngLen)
    Else
        fOSMachineName = ""
    End If
End Function
'******************** Code End **************************

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