GetKeyboardLayoutList (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function retrieves the input locale identifiers, formerly called keyboard layout handles, corresponding to the current set of input locales in the system. The function copies the identifiers to the specified buffer.

UINT GetKeyboardLayoutList(  int nBuff,   HKL*lpList);


  • nBuff
    [in] Maximum number of handles that the buffer can hold.
  • lpList
    [out] Pointer to the buffer that receives the array of input locale identifiers.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the number of input locale identifiers copied to the buffer or, if nBuff is zero, the return value is the size, in array elements, of the buffer needed to receive all current input locale identifiers.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To obtain extended error information, call GetLastError.


The input locale identifier is a broader concept than a keyboard layout, because it can also encompass a speech-to-text converter, an IME, or any other form of input.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.2 and later.
Header: Winuser.h.
Link Library: Coredll.lib.

See Also

Keyboard Drivers | Layout Manager

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