DdeQueryStringA function (ddeml.h)

Copies text associated with a string handle into a buffer.

Syntax

DWORD DdeQueryStringA(
  DWORD idInst,
  HSZ   hsz,
  LPSTR psz,
  DWORD cchMax,
  int   iCodePage
);

Parameters

idInst

Type: DWORD

The application instance identifier obtained by a previous call to the DdeInitialize function.

hsz

Type: HSZ

A handle to the string to copy. This handle must have been created by a previous call to the DdeCreateStringHandle function.

psz

Type: LPTSTR

A pointer to a buffer that receives the string. To obtain the length of the string, this parameter should be set to NULL.

cchMax

Type: DWORD

The length, in characters, of the buffer pointed to by the psz parameter. For the ANSI version of the function, this is the number of bytes; for the Unicode version, this is the number of characters. If the string is longer than ( cchMax– 1), it will be truncated. If the psz parameter is set to NULL, this parameter is ignored.

iCodePage

Type: int

The code page used to render the string. This value should be either CP_WINANSI or CP_WINUNICODE.

Return value

Type: DWORD

If the psz parameter specified a valid pointer, the return value is the length, in characters, of the returned text (not including the terminating null character). If the psz parameter specified a NULL pointer, the return value is the length of the text associated with the hsz parameter (not including the terminating null character). If an error occurs, the return value is 0L.

Remarks

The string returned in the buffer is always null-terminated. If the string is longer than ( cchMax– 1), only the first ( cchMax– 1) characters of the string are copied.

If the psz parameter is NULL, the DdeQueryString function obtains the length, in bytes, of the string associated with the string handle. The length does not include the terminating null character.

Note

The ddeml.h header defines DdeQueryString 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.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ddeml.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See also

Conceptual

DdeCmpStringHandles

DdeCreateStringHandle

DdeFreeStringHandle

DdeInitialize

Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library

Reference