path_length


This enumeration contains the maximum file path name lengths.

struct path_length
{
 enum
 {
  maximum = 260,
  maximum_component = 256
 };
};

Notes

The enumerator maximum defines the maximum length of a fully qualified file name. In general, the lengths of the file names may not exceed this value; however, on some platforms, names exceeding maximum may be defined by prefixing the characters "\\?\" to the full path name of the file.

The enumerator maximum_component defines the maximum length of a file name component.