GetConsoleOutputCP function

Retrieves the output code page used by the console associated with the calling process. A console uses its output code page to translate the character values written by the various output functions into the images displayed in the console window.

Syntax


UINT WINAPI GetConsoleOutputCP(void);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return value

The return value is a code that identifies the code page. For a list of identifiers, see Code Page Identifiers.

Remarks

A code page maps 256 character codes to individual characters. Different code pages include different special characters, typically customized for a language or a group of languages. To retrieve more information about a code page, including it's name, see the GetCPInfoEx function.

To set a console's output code page, use the SetConsoleOutputCP function. To set and query a console's input code page, use the SetConsoleCP and GetConsoleCP functions.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Wincon.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

See also

Console Code Pages
Console Functions
GetConsoleCP
SetConsoleCP
SetConsoleOutputCP

 

 

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