Codex API: Archives


The GetSupportedArchives function obtains information on which archive types are supported for compression and/or decompression operations.

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


LPCTSTR GetSupportedArchives(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.


For each of the returned archive types, compression support, decompression support, or both may be available.


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, GetCompressibleArchives, GetExtractableArchives