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Temporary files

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:53 pm
by pongasoft
Hi guys

Are VST plugins allowed to write temporary files? Is there any API in the SDK to do this or do you use the C++ I/O concepts? Is there a "generic" location for temporary files for Mac and Windows?

Thanks
Yan

Re: Temporary files

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:19 pm
by DonaldHow
Isn't that the 'temp' folder that's usually hidden?

Re: Temporary files

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm
by reflex
Windows has some functions to get a temporary folder location you can use. I assume macOS does too.

See this StackOverflow question for a little bit more info:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/553 ... in-windows

The VST sdk doesn't say anything about them.