PathUnquoteSpacesA function (shlwapi.h)

Removes quotes from the beginning and end of a path.


BOOL PathUnquoteSpacesA(
  [in, out] LPSTR lpsz


[in, out] lpsz


A pointer to a null-terminated string of length MAX_PATH that contains the path. When the function returns successfully, points to the string with beginning and ending quotation marks removed.

Return value

TRUE if the string gets unquoted; otherwise, FALSE.



The shlwapi.h header defines PathUnquoteSpaces 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)