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SearchFileOnPath - Searching a file on the system

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<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("kernel32")> Shared Function _
  SearchPath(ByVal tartPath As String, ByVal fileName As String, _
  ByVal extension As String, ByVal bufferLength As Integer, _
  ByVal buffer As System.Text.StringBuilder, ByVal filePart As String) As _
End Function

' Searches a file on the system
' Returns the complete file path+name, or "" if file not found
' If searchDirs is omitted, then the file is searched
' in the following directories, in this order
'  1. the directory from where the app loaded
'  2. the current directory
'  3. the \Windows\System32 directory (if under WinNT)
'  4. the \Windows\System directory
'  5. the \Windows directory
'  6. the directories listed in the PATH environment variable
' Example: Debug.WriteLine(SearchFileOnPath("TestApp.exe"))

Function SearchFileOnPath(ByVal fileName As String, Optional ByVal searchDirs _
  As String = "") As String
  Dim buffer As New System.Text.StringBuilder(260)
  SearchPath(searchDirs, fileName, Nothing, buffer.Capacity, buffer, Nothing)
  Return buffer.ToString()
End Function

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