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  • Operating mode in Windows Vista (and later)
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Creates a directory (and the intermediate directories if necessary).
Versions 15 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
New in version 15
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android widget mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android widget mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android widget mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
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// Création d'un répertoire
ResCréation = fMakeDir("C:\MesRépertoires\MesFichiers")
// Si le répertoire MesRépertoires n'existe pas,
// la fonction crée le répertoire MesRépertoires puis le répertoire MesFichiers
Syntax
<Result> = fMakeDir(<Path of directory to create>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the directory was created or if this directory already exists,
  • False otherwise. To get the details of the error, use ErrorInfo with the errMessage constant.
AndroidAndroid Widget Java The function returns False if the directory to create already exists.
<Path of directory to create>: Character string
Name and full (or relative) path of the directory to create (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used. This directory name may (or may not) end with "\". If no drive letter is specified, the directory is created in the current directory. If this parameter contains several directories that do not exist, all the necessary directories are created.
Versions 15 and later
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories, as well as to the external memory (SDCard).
New in version 15
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories, as well as to the external memory (SDCard).
WindowsLinux This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
AndroidAndroid Widget This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: In Android, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories, as well as to the external memory (SDCard).
AndroidAndroid Widget Java You cannot use a syntax of file path without separator between the name of the drive and the first directory (or file). The following syntax is not supported: "c:MyDirectory".
Versions 16 and later
Universal Windows 10 App The directory path corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the directories found in the data directory associated with the application can be used.
New in version 16
Universal Windows 10 App The directory path corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the directories found in the data directory associated with the application can be used.
Universal Windows 10 App The directory path corresponds to a relative path in relation to the current directory. The current directory corresponds to the data directory of application.
Reminder: Only the directories found in the data directory associated with the application can be used.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories.
iPhone/iPadIOS WidgetMac Catalyst This parameter can correspond to a full path or a path relative to the current directory (returned by fCurrentDir). This parameter is case-sensitive.
Reminder: On iPhone/iPad, the file system is read-only on the device and on the emulator. An application can only write to its setup directory or one of its subdirectories.
Remarks
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)

Operating mode in Windows Vista (and later)

If this function does not operate properly in Windows Vista (and later), check whether the file or directory used is not in one of the system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
In Windows Vista (and later), with the UAC mechanism (User Account Control) enabled, you must have administrator privileges to handle and/or modify the files or directories in system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
Programming tip: To handle and/or modify the files or directories without administrator privileges, you should:
  • avoid writing to the Windows directory or to the "Program Files" directory,
  • use the system directory of the application (returned by SysDir with the srAppDataCommun constant, for example).
Remark: In Windows Vista (and later), the virtualization mechanism is used to make the applications compatible with Vista. If the file is created in a system directory without having sufficient rights, this file will actually be created in another directory (C:\Users\<LOGIN>AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\). In this case, the file cannot be shared between several applications.
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Previous versions

This function replaces the function fRepCrée_55, kept for compatibility with WINDEV 5.5.
Component: wd270std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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