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NAME ^

Win32::Guidgen - Perl extension that generates GUID strings.

SYNOPSIS ^

        use strict;
        use Win32::Guidgen;

        my $guid = Win32::Guidgen::create();
        print "New GUID is $guid\n";
        
    my $guid = Win32::Guidgen::gen();
        print "New GUID is $guid\n";
        
    my $guid = Win32::Guidgen::generate();
        print "New GUID is $guid\n";

DESCRIPTION ^

Win32::Guidgen generate Generates Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs).

It exposes 3 methods: create(), gen() and generate(), which all return a string formatted like the following sample:

{C200E360-38C5-11CE-AE62-08002B2B79EF}

where the successive fields break the GUID into the form DWORD-WORD-WORD-WORD-WORD.DWORD covering the 128-bit GUID. The string includes enclosing braces, which are an OLE convention.

EXPORT

None by default.

INSTALLATION ^

You install Win32::Guidgen, as you would install any perl module library, by running these commands:

        perl Makefile.PL
        make
        make test
        make install

AUTHOR ^

Win32::Guidgen was written by Joe P. Hayes <joephayes@_NOSPAM_yahoo.com> (Take out '_NOSPAM_', to send.) in 2001. Neil Hunt <neilh@_NOSPAM_thehunts.id.au<gt>> contributed a new version of the GUID generator in 2004.

LICENSE ^

The Win32::Guidgen module is Copyright (c) 2001 Joe P. Hayes. All Rights Reserved.

You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.

SUPPORT / WARRANTY ^

The Win32::Guidgen module is free software.

IT COMES WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

Commercial support for Perl can be arranged via The Perl Clinic. For more details visit:

  http://www.perlclinic.com
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