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How To Use ForceDirectories Method To Create Folders In C++

How To Use ForceDirectories Method To Create Folders In C++

ForceDirectories Method (System:SysUtils:ForceDirectories) is a SysUtils Method listed in Disk And Directory Support Routines that creates a new directory, including the creation of parent directories as needed. ForceDirectories creates a new directory as specified in Dir, which must be a fully-qualified path name. If the directories given in the path do not yet exist, ForceDirectories attempts to create them.

Here is the Syntax of ForceDirectories Method in C++ Builder

ForceDirectories returns True if it successfully creates all necessary directories, False if it could not create a needed directory.

Note that, do not call ForceDirectories with an empty string. Doing so causes ForceDirectories to raise an exception. The Vcl.FileCtrl unit (Windows only) contains a ForceDirectories function that is deprecated. System.SysUtils.ForceDirectories is preferred, and can be used in multi-device applications.

Here is a simple example of using the ForceDirectories() Method in C++

A full examples of how to create folders with the C++ ForceDirectories Method

Here is the full simple example to ForceDirectories() method,

This example above will create “MyFolder”, “MySubFolder” and “MyOtherSubFolder” directories together.

Here’s another example showing how to create folders or directories in C++

Here we used different creating directory methods in a single C++ Builder example which shows how it is flexible to use different methods,

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33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux and some other operating systems. Dr. Yilmaz Yoru was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the same department of the same university. He has married and he is a father of a son. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations.
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