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A DWORD or in .NET a UInt32.
0x0 The link target is a file.
0x1 The link target is a directory.
Alternative Managed API:
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The unmanaged prototype contains a return directive because the CreateSymbolicLink API function returns BOOLEAN, a one-byte data type. The default marshaling for bool is four bytes (to allow seamless integration with BOOL return values). If you were to use the default marshaling for BOOLEAN values, it's likely that you will get erroneous results. The return directive forces PInvoke to marshal just one byte of the return value. Source: http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=dotnet&seqNum=762&ns=16196
Tips & Tricks:
The MSDN documentation describes that the created link may be an absolute or relative path.
A relative path may be created:
If the lpSymlinkFileName and lpTargetFileName are on the same drive
And the lpTargetFileName is a relative path starting with ".\".
Otherwise the link will be created with an absolute path to lpTargetFileName.
Also, The parent directory of lpSymlinkFileName must already exist. This is similar to other API's for creating files, which require the parent to exist.
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Used with the CreateSymbolicLink function.
6/26/2018 8:33:44 AM - -220.127.116.11
TODO - a short description of this collection of constants
4/6/2012 12:59:20 AM - anonymous
Creates a symbolic link in the filesystem. Requires Vista or higher. Requires administrator access.
6/26/2020 11:35:22 AM - Walkman-18.104.22.168
The mechanism provided by the CLR that enables managed code to call static DLL exports.k
10/27/2022 9:24:28 PM - 22.214.171.124
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