GetCommandLineA function

Retrieves the command-line string for the current process.

Syntax

LPSTR GetCommandLineA(

);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Value

The return value is a pointer to the command-line string for the current process.

Remarks

ANSI console processes written in C can use the argc and argv arguments of the main function to access the command-line arguments. ANSI GUI applications can use the lpCmdLine parameter of the WinMain function to access the command-line string, excluding the program name. The main and WinMain functions cannot return Unicode strings.

Unicode console process written in C can use the wmain or _tmain function to access the command-line arguments. Unicode GUI applications must use the GetCommandLineW function to access Unicode strings.

To convert the command line to an argv style array of strings, call the CommandLineToArgv function.

Note  The name of the executable in the command line that the operating system provides to a process is not necessarily identical to that in the command line that the calling process gives to the CreateProcess function. The operating system may prepend a fully qualified path to an executable name that is provided without a fully qualified path.
 

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header processenv.h (include Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

CreateProcess

Process and Thread Functions