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PC User Name

PC User Name

PC User Name

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Is there a command which access the PC user name in Visual Basic?.  I want to use it for the file name when generating reports created in VB

Thanks for your help.

RE: PC User Name

You can access the login name using several methods.

Via Windows API (preferred and most reliable method)

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

Public Sub Main()
  Dim sUser As String
  Dim lpBuff As String * 1024

  'Get the Login User Name
  GetUserName lpBuff, Len(lpBuff)
  sUser = Left$(lpBuff, (InStr(1, lpBuff, vbNullChar)) - 1)
    
  MsgBox "Login User: " & sUser
    
End Sub

Via Environment Variables:

Sub Main()
  Dim sUser As String
  sUser = VBA.Environ("USERNAME")
  MsgBox "Login User: " & sUser
End Sub

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RE: PC User Name

is there any macro that allows a random extraction from a particular kind of distribution (normal, binomial, etc) and put that number in a cell so it could be changed pressing F9?
thanks

RE: PC User Name

' API function for getting user name
Public Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'   Get user name
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Function GetAccount() As String

    Dim cName As String
    Dim cSize As Long
    
    cName = Space(255)
    cSize = 255
    If GetUserName(cName, cSize) <> 0 Then
        GetAccount = Left(cName, cSize - 1)
    Else
        GetAccount = ""
    End If
End Function



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