This macro creates an unsigned 16-bit integer by concatenating two spscified unsigned character values.

BYTE bLow, 
BYTE bHigh );


  • bLow
    Specifies the low-order byte of the new short value.
  • bHigh
    Specifies the high-order byte of the new short value.

Return Values

The return value is an unsigned 16-bit integer value.


The MAKEWORD macro is defined as follows:

#define MAKEWORD(a, b) \ 
    ((WORD) (((BYTE) (a)) | ((WORD) ((BYTE) (b))) << 8)) 


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Windef.h    

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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