SetDefaultLayoutOrTip function

Sets the specified keyboard layout or a text service as the default input item of the current user.

Syntax

BOOL CALLBACK SetDefaultLayoutOrTip(
  _In_ LPCWSTR           psz,
  _In_ LPCWSTR psz DWORD dwFlags
);

Parameters

psz [in]

A string that represents a keyboard layout list or a text services profile list.

dwFlags [in]

A bitfield that specifies the following flags.

Note

The following identifiers are not defined in a public header file. You must either use the hexadecimal value or #define the identifiers. For example, to use SDLOT_NOAPPLYTOCURRENTSESSION you must include #define SDLOT_NOAPPLYTOCURRENTSESSION 0x00000001 in your code.

Value Meaning
SDLOT_NOAPPLYTOCURRENTSESSION
0x00000001
Stores the setting in the registry but dose not update the runtime keyboard setting of the current session. If the alternative registry path is set in SetDefaultLayoutOrTipUserReg, this flag should be set.
SDLOT_APPLYTOCURRENTTHREAD
0x00000002
Applies the setting immediately on the current thread.

Return value

Return code Description
TRUE
The function was successful.
FALSE
An unspecified error occurred.

Remarks

The string format of the layout list is:

<LangID 1>:<KLID 1>;[...:

The string format of the text service profile list is:

<LangID 1>:{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx};

The following is an example of a value for the psz parameter:

"0x0407:0x00000407"
"0x0407:0x00000407;0x040C:0x0000040C"
"0x0407:0x00000407;0x0412:{A028AE76-01B1-46C2-99C4-ACD9858AE02F}{B5FE1F02-D5F2-4445-9C03-C568F23C99A1};0x040C:0x0000040C"

Examples

There is no import library available that defines this function, so it is necessary to obtain a pointer to this function using LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress. The following example demonstrates how to obtain a pointer to this function.

Note

Using LoadLibrary incorrectly can compromise the security of your application by loading the wrong DLL. Refer to Dynamic-Link Library Search Order for information on how to correctly load DLLs with different versions of Microsoft Windows.

typedef HRESULT (WINAPI *PTF_ SETDEFAULTLAYOUTORTIP)(LPCWSTR psz);

HMODULE hInputDLL = LoadLibrary(TEXT("input.dll"));
BOOL bRet = FALSE;

if(hInputDLL == NULL)
{
    // Error loading module; fail as securely as possible. 
}
else
{
    PTF_ SETDEFAULTLAYOUTORTIP pfnSetDefaultLayoutOrTip;
    
    pfnSetDefaultLayoutOrTip = (PTF_ SETDEFAULTLAYOUTORTIP)GetProcAddress(hInputDLL, "SetDefaultLayoutOrTip");

    if(pfnSetDefaultLayoutOrTip)
    {
        bRet = (*pfnSetDefaultLayoutOrTip)(psz);
    }

    FreeLibrary(hInputDLL);
}

Requirements

Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
DLL
Input.dll