Gets the length, in characters, of a string in the list of a combo box.
The zero-based index of the string.
This parameter is not used.
The return value is the length of the string, in TCHARs, excluding the terminating null character. If an ANSI string this is the number of bytes, and if it is a Unicode string this is the number of characters. Under certain conditions, this value may actually be greater than the length of the text. For more information, see the Remarks section.
If the wParam parameter does not specify a valid index, the return value is CB_ERR.
Under certain conditions, the return value is larger than the actual length of the text. This occurs with certain mixtures of ANSI and Unicode, and is due to the operating system allowing for the possible existence of double-byte character set (DBCS) characters within the text. The return value, however, will always be at least as large as the actual length of the text; so you can always use it to guide buffer allocation. This behavior can occur when an application uses both ANSI functions and common dialogs, which use Unicode.
Minimum supported client
|Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
Minimum supported server
|Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|