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How To Include And Exclude Path Delimiters On Windows

How can I add path delimiter to a path string? How can I remove path delimiter from the end of path string? What is the C++ ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter? What is IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter method? What is the difference between ExcludeTrailingBackslash and ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter methods? What is the difference between IncludeTrailing PathDelimiter and IncludeTrailing PathDelimiter methods?

C++ Builder has a lot of specific methods in its SysUtils library that is included in vcl and fmx libraries. Some of these are grouped as a Path Manipulation Routines that allows user to edit, extract, get and set drive name, directory name, file name and file extensions. These methods are combined in Vcl.FileCtrl, System.IOUtilsSystem.SysUtils libraries. These all methods are easy to use and easy to get or set file path strings in that operating system. These can be used with other component properties like FileName property of OpenDialog, SaveDialog components. We can also check drives, files or directories to see if they are exist or not on a given path. We can include and exclude path delimiters on Windows.

Where can I see more examples of the Path Manipulation routines?

Go to this tag search: https://learncplusplus.org/tag/path-manipulation-routines/

What is the C++ ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter method ?

The ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter Method (System.SysUtils.ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter) is a SysUtils Method that returns a path name without a trailing delimiter. In another terms this method returns UnicodeString, with the trailing path delimiter (PathDelim, ‘\’ on Windows, ‘/’ otherwise) removed. If the last character in S is not a delimiter, then S is returned unchanged. Note that ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter works with multibyte character sets (MBCS).

PlatformSample Input (S)Output
WindowsC:\Your\Input\Path
C:\Your\Input\Path\
C:\Your\Input\Path
C:\Your\Input\Path
OS X
iOS
Android
Linux
/Your/Input/Path
/Your/Input/Path/
/Your/Input/Path
/Your/Input/Path

What is the syntax of ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter method ?

Here is the ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter Method:

What is the C++ IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter method ?

IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter Method (System.SysUtils.IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter) is a SysUtils Method that ensures that path name ends with a delimiter. In other terms this method ensures that a path name ends with a trailing path delimiter (PathDelim, ‘\’ on Windows, ‘/’ otherwise). If S already ends with a trailing delimiter character, it is returned unchanged; otherwise, S is returned with an appended delimiter character. Note that IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter works with multibyte character sets (MBCS).

PlatformSample Input (S)Output
WindowsC:\Your\Input\Path
C:\Your\Input\Path\
C:\Your\Input\Path\
C:\Your\Input\Path\
OS X
iOS
Android
Linux
/Your/Input/Path
/Your/Input/Path/
/Your/Input/Path/
/Your/Input/Path/

What is the syntax of IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter method?

Here is the IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter Method:

What are the simple examples of using the C++ ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter and IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter methods?

ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter and IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter methods return UnicodeString, we can use them as given below,

and the outputs will be as follows respectively,

and,

Here is a full example of the C++ ExcludeTrailingBackslash and IncludeTrailingBackslash methods

Here is the example how we check if a directory exists or not,

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