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Get Logged On User Name For The Pc

This simple windows API call will retrieve the user name of the person
currently looged on to the computer, be it the network user name, or the
Windows customisation user name. Just try it and see, it will come in pretty
handy at times, if you want that extra bit of validation, or just want to make
sure who the person is via there windows user name.
Place the following API call into the declrations part of your database:

Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "GetUserNameA" (Byval
lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

This next part can go pertty much anywhere:

Dim lpBuff As String * 25
Dim ret As Long

ret = GetUserName(lpBuff, 25)
UserName = Ucase(Left(lpBuff, Instr(lpBuff, Chr(0)) - 1))

Msgbox "User name: " + UserName

I'm really a VB programmer having a go at Lotus Script, so thats why some of it
may look a bit odd or wrong.

This was last published in November 2000

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