This message is sent by an application to retrieve the length of a string in a list box.
LB_GETTEXTLEN wParam = (WPARAM) index; lParam = 0;
- Zero-based index of the string.
- Not used.
The length of the string, in characters and excluding the terminating null character, indicates success. Under certain conditions, this value may actually be greater than the length of the text. For more information, see the following Remarks section.
LB_ERR indicates that the index parameter does not specify a valid index.
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; you can thus always use it to guide buffer allocation. This behavior can occur when an application uses both ANSI functions and common dialogs, which use Unicode.
OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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