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FindAtom function

Searches the local atom table for the specified character string and retrieves the atom associated with that string.

Syntax


ATOM WINAPI FindAtom(
  _In_  LPCTSTR lpString
);

Parameters

lpString [in]

Type: LPCTSTR

The character string for which to search.

Alternatively, you can use an integer atom that has been converted using the MAKEINTATOM macro. See Remarks for more information.

Return value

Type: ATOM

If the function succeeds, the return value is the atom associated with the given string.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

Even though the system preserves the case of a string in an atom table, the search performed by the FindAtom function is not case sensitive.

If lpString was created by the MAKEINTATOM macro, the low-order word must be in the range 0x0001 through 0xBFFF. If the low-order word is not in this range, the function fails.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winbase.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

FindAtomW (Unicode) and FindAtomA (ANSI)

See also

Reference
AddAtom
DeleteAtom
GlobalAddAtom
GlobalDeleteAtom
GlobalFindAtom

 

 

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