IInkEdit::get_MaxLength method (inked.h)

Gets or sets a value indicating whether there is a maximum number of characters an InkEdit control can hold and, if so, specifies the maximum number of characters.

This property is read/write.


HRESULT get_MaxLength(
  long *plMaxLength



Return value



The default for the MaxLength property is 0, indicating no maximum other than that created by memory constraints on the user's system. Any number greater than 0 indicates the maximum number of characters.

Use the MaxLength property to limit the number of characters a user can enter in an InkEdit control.

If text that exceeds the MaxLength property setting is assigned to an InkEdit control from code, no error occurs; however, only the maximum number of characters is assigned to the Text property, and extra characters are truncated. Changing this property doesn't affect the current contents of an InkEdit control, but will affect any subsequent changes to the contents.


Minimum supported client Windows XP Tablet PC Edition [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server None supported
Target Platform Windows
Header inked.h
Library InkEd.dll

See also