In article <5fb7ca71.0309041311.f22cda2posting.google.com> ,
[email]wkunghotmail.com[/email] (wes) wrote:
An series of lines, each one indented more than the previous one, with> I am a Windows programmer, so I got a very simple question regarding
> the full path name in Mac.
> I use MoreFiles library to convert a FSSpec to full path name, I found
> out that the full path name is in "Drive:data:...." style instead of
> "Drive/data/...". I wonder what is the convention for a Mac
> appliaction to display a full path name?
small icons of folders for the intermediate lines, follwed by the name
of that folder. The first line has the small icon of the disk, and the
last one has the small icon of the file. Since the user may have
customized any of those icons (by pasting a picture into the Get Info
box of that specific folder, disk, or file) the actual images are looked
up at runtime.
You can command click on the name in the title bar of most recent
doent based apps to see the hierarchy in this multi-line way.
See MacWindows.h for details on proxy icons in the title bar to see how
this is implemented.
Aside from that, most applications don't display full paths.