Determining the Amount of Free Space on a DriveDocument ID: IR10072
The information in this article applies to:
- AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition
This article describes how to determine if the user has a sufficient amount of free space on their system.
When installing software to a user's system, it is useful to ensure that the user's system has enough free space on their hard drive to accommodate the software.
To accomplish this in AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, insert the following code into any event in your application:
Please note that the variable space_required must be set by you. 253 is an arbitrary number.
--space required, in megabytes
space_required = 253
--get free space on the user's system (c:\ drive)
space_available = Drive.GetFreeSpace("C:");
--compare free space available to free space required
if space_required > space_available then
Dialog.Message("","You are "..(space_required - space_available).." MB short");
Dialog.Message("","You have "..(space_available - space_required).." MB more than you need");
For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 help file:
- Program Reference | Actions | Drive | Drive.GetFreeSpace
KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, Drive, Free Space, Required
Last reviewed: October 3, 2003
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