CharNextW function

Retrieves a pointer to the next character in a string. This function can handle strings consisting of either single- or multi-byte characters.

Syntax

LPWSTR CharNextW(
  LPCWSTR lpsz
);

Parameters

lpsz

Type: LPCTSTR

A character in a null-terminated string.

Return Value

Type: LPTSTR

The return value is a pointer to the next character in the string, or to the terminating null character if at the end of the string.

If lpsz points to the terminating null character, the return value is equal to lpsz.

Remarks

When called as an ANSI function, CharNext uses the system default code-page, whereas CharNextExA specifies a code-page to use.

This function works with default "user" expectations of characters when dealing with diacritics. For example: A string that contains U+0061 U+030a "LATIN SMALL LETTER A" + COMBINING RING ABOVE" — which looks like "å", will advance two code points, not one. A string that contains U+0061 U+0301 U+0302 U+0303 U+0304 — which looks like "a´^~¯", will advance five code points, not one, and so on.

Requirements

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

See Also

CharNextExA

CharPrev

Conceptual

Reference

Strings