Best way to get Program Files/Common Files?

Juan Lang juan.lang at
Tue Aug 9 16:43:19 CDT 2011

> I need to get the user configured path to Program Files/Common Files
> to save the dinput action mapping settings.
> What are the my options for doing this?
> One way I found is the SHGetSpecialFolderPath function, but it
> requires me to link to shell32 and I suspect there's a better way.

I believe this is the preferred way, at least from Microsoft's point of view.

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