PathQuoteSpacesA function (shlwapi.h)

Searches a path for spaces. If spaces are found, the entire path is enclosed in quotation marks.


BOOL PathQuoteSpacesA(
  [in, out] LPSTR lpsz


[in, out] lpsz


A pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the path to search. The size of this buffer must be set to MAX_PATH to ensure that it is large enough to hold the returned string.

Return value

Type: BOOL

TRUE if spaces were found; otherwise, FALSE.



The shlwapi.h header defines PathQuoteSpaces as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlwapi.h
Library Shlwapi.lib
DLL Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)