CharToOemBuffA function (winuser.h)

Translates a specified number of characters in a string into the OEM-defined character set.

Syntax

BOOL CharToOemBuffA(
  [in]  LPCSTR lpszSrc,
  [out] LPSTR  lpszDst,
  [in]  DWORD  cchDstLength
);

Parameters

[in] lpszSrc

Type: LPCTSTR

The null-terminated string to be translated.

[out] lpszDst

Type: LPSTR

The buffer for the translated string. If the CharToOemBuff function is being used as an ANSI function, the string can be translated in place by setting the lpszDst parameter to the same address as the lpszSrc parameter. This cannot be done if CharToOemBuff is being used as a wide-character function.

[in] cchDstLength

Type: DWORD

The number of characters to translate in the string identified by the lpszSrc parameter.

Return value

Type: BOOL

The return value is always nonzero except when you pass the same address to lpszSrc and lpszDst in the wide-character version of the function. In this case the function returns zero and GetLastError returns ERROR_INVALID_ADDRESS.

Remarks

Unlike the CharToOem function, the CharToOemBuff function does not stop converting characters when it encounters a null character in the buffer pointed to by lpszSrc. The CharToOemBuff function converts all cchDstLength characters.

Note

The winuser.h header defines CharToOemBuff 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 winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll
API set ext-ms-win-ntuser-chartranslation-l1-1-0 (introduced in Windows 8)

See also

CharToOem

Conceptual

OemToChar

OemToCharBuff

Reference

Strings