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Delphi/Lazarus: Get Program Folder / Path of own Application

Question by Compi | 04/06/2016 at 18:44

I would like to determine the folder in which my program file respectively the EXE file of my application is stored. In other words, the directory from which the program has been started and in which accordingly the EXE is located.

Is there any function available for that?

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That is quite easy. In Paramstr(0) as well as in Application.ExeName, the full path to your application file is stored.

In order to get the corresponding folder, you only have to extract the path from Paramstr(0) or Application.ExeName.

var
  AppFolder: string;
begin
  AppFolder := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName);

  // or

  AppFilder := ExtractFilePath(Paramstr(0));
end;

As you can see, you can achieve this with using the function ExtractFilePath(). In this case, this function is cutting off the program files from the path and is correspondingly providing the desired path to your EXE.
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