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UrlFixupW function

[UrlFixupW is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.]

Attempts to correct a URL whose protocol identifier is incorrect. For example, htttp will be changed to http.

Syntax


HRESULT UrlFixupW(
  _In_   PCWSTR pcszUrl,
  _Out_  PWSTR pszTranslatedUrl,
  DWORD cchMax
);

Parameters

pcszUrl [in]

Type: PCWSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the URL to be corrected. This string must not exceed INTERNET_MAX_PATH_LENGTH characters in length, including the terminating NULL character.

pszTranslatedUrl [out]

Type: PWSTR

A pointer to a buffer that, when this function returns successfully, receives the copied characters. The buffer must be large enough to contain the number of WCHAR characters specified by the cchMax parameter, including the terminating NULL character. This parameter can be equal to the pcszUrl parameter to correct a URL in place. If pszTranslatedUrl is not equal to pcszUrl, the buffer pointed to by pszTranslatedUrl must not overlap the buffer pointed to by pcszUrl.

cchMax

Type: DWORD

The number of WCHAR characters that can be contained in the buffer pointed to by pszTranslatedUrl. This parameter must be greater than zero.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

Returns S_OK if the proposed URL was already acceptable or was successfully corrected. The pszTranslatedUrl buffer contains the corrected URL, or the original URL if no correction was needed. Returns S_FALSE if the proposed URL could not be recognized sufficiently to be corrected. Otherwise, returns a standard COM error code.

Remarks

The UrlFixup function recognizes the schemes specified by the URL_SCHEME enumeration.

Priority is given to the first character in the protocol identifier section so htp will be converted to http instead of ftp.

Note  Do not use this function for deterministic data transformation. The heuristics used by UrlFixupW can change from one release to the next. The function should only be used to correct possibly invalid user input.

This function is available only in a Unicode version.

Examples

This example shows how to use UrlFixupW. Notice that the last four autocorrections were probably not what the user intended and demonstrate limitations of the heuristic used by the function.



#include <windows.h>
#include <shlwapi.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <tchar.h>

void sample(LPCWSTR pszUrl)
{
    WCHAR szBuf[256];
    
    HRESULT hr = UrlFixupW(pszUrl, szBuf, 256);
    if (hr == S_OK) 
    {
        wprintf(L"%-35s %s\n", pszUrl, szBuf);
    } 
    else 
    {
        wprintf(L"%-35s failed\n", pszUrl);
    }
}

int __cdecl main()
{
    sample(L"http://www.microsoft.com");
    sample(L"mail:someone@example.com");
    sample(L"abc:def");
    sample(L"someone@example.com");
    sample(L"htpp:wwwmicrosoft.com");
    sample(L"htps:\\\\www.microsoft.com");
    sample(L"http:someone@example.com");

    return 0;
}

..................................

This example might produce the following output:

http://www.microsoft.com    http://www.microsoft.com
http:www.microsoft.com      http://www.microsoft.com
mail:someone@example.com    mailto:someone@example.com
abc:def                     failed
someone@example.com         failed
htpp:wwwmicrosoft.com       http://wwwmicrosoft.com
htps:\\www.microsoft.com    http://www.microsoft.com
http:someone@example.com    http://someone@example.com
                

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

End of client support

Windows 7

End of server support

Windows Server 2008

Header

Shlwapi.h

DLL

Shlwapi.dll (version 5.0 or later)

Unicode and ANSI names

UrlFixupW (Unicode)

 

 

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