Re: Replacing

"Tom Serface" <>
Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:17:14 -0800
I agree with the others that using CFileFind makes sense especially since it
is easier to use and essentially uses the same base code. One thing you may
find different in the new paradigm is that you call GetNextFile() before you
can access the first file. The loop was a little confusing to me at first:

   CFileFind finder;
   BOOL bWorking = finder.FindFile("*.*");
   while (bWorking)
      bWorking = finder.FindNextFile();
      cout << (LPCTSTR) finder.GetFileName() << endl;

Note that there you can't use the object until you call FindFile() and
FindNextFile(). Eventually FindNextFile() will return false indicating that
it has found the last file.


"Gerry Murphy" <> wrote in message

Hello, all,

I'm looking for some advice about how best to proceed with some code I'm
porting from 16-bit MFC to 32-bit ( target = VC++ 6.0/MFC).

There are a lot of instances in the existing code that use the archaic
dos-style _dos_findfirst/_dos_findnext to find all files that match a
given mask, including subdirectories of the starting search path, e.g.:

int error = _dos_findfirst(searchPath, _A_SUBDIR, &c_file )

Some brief research into how to do this in 32-bit Windows reveals multiple



...both of which were mentioned in this newsgroup or

32-bit functions, e.g. _findfirst

There may be others I missed.

What are your recommendations and what are the advantages or disadvantages
of each choice?

It looks like all the choices above require special handling for

Thanks for any help.


Gerry Murphy

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