Codex API: Archives


The GetCompressibleArchives function obtains information on which archive types are supported for compression operations.

Note This function is provided for backwards compatibility only. Newer applications should use the GetCompressibleArchivesEx function.


LPCTSTR GetCompressibleArchives(VOID);


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

This function returns the list of all supported archive types formatted as COMMATEXT. Each archive type is identified by its extension. The extension is typically three characters long and may contain file masks.


Whether existing archives of a given type may be updated or only created from scratch is not specified.


Windows NT/2000/XP: Requires Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or later.
Windows 95/98/Me:
Requires Windows 98 (or Windows 95 with DCOM 1.2).
Declared in mCodexAPI.h.
Use mCodexAPI.dll.

See Also

Codex API Overview, Codex API Functions, GetExtractableArchives, GetSupportedArchives