RtlIpv4AddressToStringA function

The RtlIpv4AddressToString function converts an IPv4 address to a string in Internet standard dotted-decimal format.

Syntax

NTSYSAPI PSTR RtlIpv4AddressToStringA(
  const in_addr *Addr,
  PSTR          S
);

Parameters

Addr

The IPv4 address in network byte order.

S

A pointer to a buffer in which to store the NULL-terminated string representation of the IPv4 address. This buffer should be large enough to hold at least 16 characters.

Return Value

A pointer to the NULL character inserted at the end of the string representation of the IPv4 address. This can be used by the caller to easily append more information to the string.

Remarks

The RtlIpv4AddressToString function is used to convert an IPv4 address to the string representation of the IPv4 address in Internet dotted-decimal format.

RtlIpv4AddressToString is a convenience function that does not require that the Windows Sockets DLL be loaded to access a function provided in Windows Sockets to perform IP address to string conversion.

When either UNICODE or _UNICODE is defined, RtlIpv4AddressToString is defined to RtlIpv4AddressToStringW, the Unicode version of this function. The string parameter S and the function return value are defined to the PWSTR data type.

When both UNICODE and _UNICODE are not defined, RtlIpv4AddressToString is defined to RtlIpv4AddressToStringA, the ANSI version of this function. The string parameter S and the function return value are defined to the PSTR data type.

The IN_ADDR structure is defined in the Inaddr.h header file.

An import library containing the RtlIpv4AddressToString function is not included in the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) released for Windows Vista. The RtlIpv4AddressToString function is included in the Ntdll.lib import library included in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK). An application could also use the GetModuleHandle and GetProcAddress functions to retrieve the function pointer from the Ntdll.dll and call this function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header ip2string.h (include Mstcpip.h, Ip2string.h)
DLL Ntdll.dll

See Also

GetModuleHandle

GetProcAddress

InetNtop

InetPton

LoadLibrary

RtlIpv4AddressToStringEx

RtlIpv4StringToAddress

RtlIpv4StringToAddressEx

RtlIpv6AddressToString

RtlIpv6AddressToStringEx

RtlIpv6StringToAddress

RtlIpv6StringToAddressEx

inet_addr

inet_ntoa