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_ltoa, _ltow 

Converts a long integer to a string. These functions are deprecated because more secure versions are available; see _ltoa_s, _ltow_s.


char *_ltoa(
   long value,
   char *str,
   int radix 
);
wchar_t *_ltow(
   long value,
   wchar_t *str,
   int radix 
);
template <size_t size>
char *_ltoa(
   long value,
   char (&str)[size],
   int radix 
); // C++ only
template <size_t size>
wchar_t *_ltow(
   long value,
   wchar_t (&str)[size],
   int radix 
); // C++ only

Parameters

value

Number to be converted.

str

String result.

radix

Base of value.

Each of these functions returns a pointer to str. There is no error return.

The _ltoa function converts the digits of value to a null-terminated character string and stores the result (up to 33 bytes) in str. The radix argument specifies the base of value, which must be in the range 2 – 36. If radix equals 10 and value is negative, the first character of the stored string is the minus sign (–). _ltow is a wide-character version of _ltoa; the second argument and return value of _ltow are wide-character strings. Each of these functions is Microsoft-specific.

Security noteSecurity Note

To prevent buffer overruns, ensure that the str buffer is large enough to hold the converted digits plus the trailing null-character and a sign character.

In C++, these functions have template overloads. For more information, see Secure Template Overloads.

Generic-Text Routine Mappings
Tchar.h routine _UNICODE and _MBCS not defined _MBCS defined _UNICODE defined

_ltot

_ltoa

_ltoa

_ltow

Routine Required header Compatibility

_ltoa

<stdlib.h>

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

_ltow

<stdlib.h>

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

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

See the example for _itoa.

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