DelphiBasics
ChDir
Procedure
Change the working drive plus path for a specified drive System unit
 procedure ChDir ( const Directory : string ) ;
Description
The ChDir procedure sets the working drive + path values to the supplied Directory.
 
There are as many working directories as drives on the target machine.
 
If the directory is invalid, you will get an error such as ElnOutError, and the directory will remain unchanged.
Related commands
CreateDir Create a directory
GetCurrentDir Get the current directory (drive plus directory)
GetDir Get the default directory (drive plus path) for a specified drive
MkDir Make a directory
RemoveDir Remove a directory
RmDir Remove a directory
SelectDirectory Display a dialog to allow user selection of a directory
SetCurrentDir Change the current directory
ForceDirectories Create a new path of directories
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Example code : Getting and setting the directory for the C: drive
var
  directory : string;

begin
  // Get the directory for the C drive
  GetDir(2, directory);
  ShowMessage('Default C drive directory = '+directory);

  // Set the C directory to this value
  ChDir(directory);
  GetDir(2, directory);
  ShowMessage('Default C drive directory = '+directory);

  // Try to set to an invalid value
  ChDir('C:Bad/Path/Value');
  GetDir(2, directory);
  ShowMessage('Default C drive directory = '+directory);
end;
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   The following output is representative, and will necessarily vary
   from PC to PC:
  
   C:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi7\Projects
   C:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi7\Projects
  
   ElnOutError with error 'Invalid file name'
 
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