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CharToOem function

Translates a string into the OEM-defined character set.

Warning  Do not use. See Security Considerations.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI CharToOem(
  _In_   LPCTSTR lpszSrc,
  _Out_  LPSTR lpszDst
);

Parameters

lpszSrc [in]

Type: LPCTSTR

The null-terminated string to be translated.

lpszDst [out]

Type: LPSTR

The destination buffer, which receives the translated string. If the CharToOem function is being used as an ANSI function, the string can be translated in place by setting the lpszDst parameter to the same address as the lpszSrc parameter. This cannot be done if CharToOem is being used as a wide-character function.

Return value

Type: BOOL

The return value is always nonzero except when you pass the same address to lpszSrc and lpszDst in the wide-character version of the function. In this case the function returns zero and GetLastError returns ERROR_INVALID_ADDRESS.

Security Considerations

Using this function incorrectly can compromise the security of your application.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

CharToOemW (Unicode) and CharToOemA (ANSI)

See also

Reference
CharToOemBuff
OemToChar
OemToCharBuff
Conceptual
Strings

 

 

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