memset, wmemset

 

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Sets buffers to a specified character.

  
      void *memset(  
   void *dest,  
   int c,  
   size_t count   
);  
wchar_t *wmemset(  
   wchar_t *dest,  
   wchar_t c,  
   size_t count  
);  

Parameters

dest
Pointer to destination.

c
Character to set.

count
Number of characters.

The value of dest.

Sets the first count characters of dest to the character c.

Security Note Make sure that the destination buffer has enough room for at least count characters. For more information, see Avoiding Buffer Overruns.

RoutineRequired header
memset<memory.h> or <string.h>
wmemset<wchar.h>

For additional compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.

All versions of the C run-time libraries.

// crt_memset.c  
/* This program uses memset to  
 * set the first four chars of buffer to "*".  
 */  
  
#include <memory.h>  
#include <stdio.h>  
  
int main( void )  
{  
   char buffer[] = "This is a test of the memset function";  
  
   printf( "Before: %s\n", buffer );  
   memset( buffer, '*', 4 );  
   printf( "After:  %s\n", buffer );  
}  

Before: This is a test of the memset function  
After:  **** is a test of the memset function  

Here's an example of the use of wmemset:

// crt_wmemset.c  
/* This program uses memset to  
 * set the first four chars of buffer to "*".  
 */  
  
#include <wchar.h>  
#include <stdio.h>  
  
int main( void )  
{  
   wchar_t buffer[] = L"This is a test of the wmemset function";  
  
   wprintf( L"Before: %s\n", buffer );  
   wmemset( buffer, '*', 4 );  
   wprintf( L"After:  %s\n", buffer );  
}  

Before: This is a test of the wmemset function  
After:  **** is a test of the wmemset function  

System::Buffer::SetByte

Buffer Manipulation
_memccpy
memchr, wmemchr
memcmp, wmemcmp
memcpy, wmemcpy
_strnset, _strnset_l, _wcsnset, _wcsnset_l, _mbsnset, _mbsnset_l

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