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_set_error_mode 

Modifies __error_mode to determine a non-default location where the C run time writes an error message for an error that will possibly end the program.


int _set_error_mode(
   int modeval 
);

Parameters

modeval

Destination of error messages.

Returns the old setting or -1 if an error occurs.

Controls the error output sink by setting the value of __error_mode. For example, you can direct output to standard error or use the MessageBox API.

The modeval parameter can be set to one of the following.

Parameter Description

_OUT_TO_DEFAULT

Error sink is determined by __app_type.

_OUT_TO_STDERR

Error sink is a standard error.

_OUT_TO_MSGBOX

Error sink is a message box.

_REPORT_ERRMODE

Report the current __error_mode value.

If a value other than those listed above is passed in, the invalid parameter handler is invoked, as described in Parameter Validation. If execution is allowed to continue, _set_error_mode sets errno to EINVAL and returns -1.

When used with an assert, _set_error_mode displays the failed statement in the dialog box and give you the option of clicking Ignore, which allows you to continue executing the program.

Routine Required header Compatibility

_set_error_mode

<stdlib.h>

ANSI, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

// crt_set_error_mode.c
// compile with: /c
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <assert.h>

int main()
{
   _set_error_mode(_OUT_TO_STDERR);
   assert(2+2==5);
}

Sample Output

Assertion failed: 2+2==5, file crt_set_error_mode.c, line 8

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

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