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_strrev, _wcsrev, _mbsrev, _mbsrev_l 

Reverse characters of a string.


char *_strrev(
   char *str 
);
wchar_t *_wcsrev(
   wchar_t *str 
);
unsigned char *_mbsrev(
   unsigned char *str 
);
unsigned char *_mbsrev_l(
   unsigned char *str,
   _locale_t locale 
);

Parameters

str

Null-terminated string to reverse.

locale

Locale to use.

Returns a pointer to the altered string. No return value is reserved to indicate an error.

The _strrev function reverses the order of the characters in string. The terminating null character remains in place. _wcsrev and _mbsrev are wide-character and multibyte-character versions of _strrev. The arguments and return value of _wcsrev are wide-character strings; those of _mbsrev are multibyte-character strings. For _mbsrev, the order of bytes in each multibyte character in string is not changed. These three functions behave identically otherwise.

_mbsrev validates its parameters. If either string1 or string2 is a null pointer, the invalid parameter handler is invoked, as described in Parameter Validation. If execution is allowed to continue, _mbsrev returns NULL and sets errno to EINVAL. _strrev and _wcsrev do not validate their parameters.

The output value is affected by the setting of the LC_CTYPE category setting of the locale; see setlocale for more information. The versions of these functions without the _l suffix use the current locale for this locale-dependent behavior; the versions with the _l suffix are identical except that they use the locale parameter passed in instead.

Security Note    These functions incur a potential threat brought about by a buffer overrun problem. Buffer overrun problems are a frequent method of system attack, resulting in an unwarranted elevation of privilege. For more information, see Avoiding Buffer Overruns.

Generic-Text Routine Mappings
TCHAR.H routine _UNICODE & _MBCS not defined _MBCS defined _UNICODE defined

_tcsrev

_strrev

_mbsrev

_wcsrev

n/a

n/a

_mbsrev_l

n/a

Routine Required header Compatibility

_strrev

<string.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

_wcsrev

<string.h> or <wchar.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

_mbsrev, _mbsrev_l

<mbstring.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 additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

// crt_strrev.c
// This program checks a string to see
// whether it is a palindrome: that is, whether
// it reads the same forward and backward.
//

#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main( void )
{
   char* string = "Able was I ere I saw Elba";
   int result;

   // Reverse string and compare (ignore case):
   result = _stricmp( string, _strrev( _strdup( string ) ) );
   if( result == 0 )
      printf( "The string \"%s\" is a palindrome\n", string );
   else
      printf( "The string \"%s\" is not a palindrome\n", string );
}

Output

The string "Able was I ere I saw Elba" is a palindrome

Not applicable. To call the standard C function, use PInvoke. For more information, see Platform Invoke Examples.

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