function obtains the list of supported archives by all installed plug-ins
on the system.
This function is provided for backwards compatibility only. Newer applications
should use the GetArchivesEx
This function has no parameters.
The function returns the names of all archives supported
by plug-ins installed on the system formatted as COMMATEXT.
The archive types are represented as file masks. For example, CAB archives
will be represented as "*.CAB" (without the quotes). SZDD archives
(archives created using Microsoft's COMPRESS.EXE program) will be represented
as "*.??_". This assures that archives will always be correctly
identified, even if the archive extension is variable, as in the SZDD
This function does not
return the actual list of archives which you may work with. The user may
disable or reassign the mappings from plug-ins to the archive types they
support. Certain archive types may therefore be partially or entirely
See the GetSupportedArchives and EditPlugInBindings functions for more
Windows NT/2000/XP: Requires Windows
NT 4.0 SP4 or later.
Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 98 (or Windows 95 with DCOM
Header: Declared in mCodexAPI.h.
Library: Use mCodexAPI.dll.
API Overview, Codex API Functions, GetPlugIns,