AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Knowledge Base

Copying a File to the Hard Drive

Document ID: IR10083
The information in this article applies to:
  • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition


This article describes how to copy a font to the user's system, and register it.


It is often useful to copy a file from CD-ROM to the user's computer. In AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, this is accomplished with a File.Copy action.

As an example, we will load a specific font onto the user's computer:

--get the destination directory (in this case, where the fonts are stored)
fonts_dir = Shell.GetFolder(SHF_FONTS); -- Get the path to the user's Font directory.

--copy the file from your cd to the user's font directory
File.Copy(_SourceFolder .. "\\my_font.ttf", fonts_dir..\\"my_font.ttf", false, true, false, true, nil);

--register the font with windows
System.RegisterFont(fonts_dir .. "\\myfont.ttf", "My Font Name", true);


For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 help file:

  • Program Reference | Actions | Shell | Shell.GetFolder
  • Program Reference | Actions | File | File.Copy
  • Program Reference | Actions | System | System.RegisterFont

KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, File, Copy, Font, Register, CD

Last reviewed: October 3, 2003
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