Formatting Specifications

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4/8/2010

The following tables show formatting specification information.

Field Description

-

Pad the output with blanks or zeros to the right to fill the field width, justifying output to the left. If this field is omitted, the output is padded to the left, justifying it to the right.

#

Prefix hexadecimal values with 0x (lowercase) or 0X (uppercase).

0

Pad the output value with zeros to fill the field width. If this field is omitted, the output value is padded with blank spaces.

width

Copy the specified minimum number of characters to the output buffer. The width field is a nonnegative integer. The width specification never causes a value to be truncated; if the number of characters in the output value is greater than the specified width, or if the width field is not present, all characters of the value are printed, subject to the precision specification.

.precision

For numbers, copy the specified minimum number of digits to the output buffer. If the number of digits in the argument is less than the specified precision, the output value is padded on the left with zeros. The value is not truncated when the number of digits exceeds the specified precision. If the specified precision is zero or omitted entirely, or if the period (.) appears without a number following it, the precision is set to one (1).

For strings, copy the specified maximum number of characters to the output buffer.

type

Output the corresponding argument as a character, a string, or a number. This field can be any of the character sequences in the following table.

Sequence Insert

c

A single character. The wsprintf function ignores character arguments with a numeric value of zero. This sequence is interpreted as type WCHAR when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag and as type CHAR otherwise.

C

A single character. This sequence is interpreted as type CHAR when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag and as type WCHAR otherwise.

d

A signed decimal integer argument. This sequence is equivalent to the i sequence.

hc, hC

A single character. The wsprintf function ignores character arguments with a numeric value of zero. This sequence is always interpreted as type CHAR, even when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag.

hs, hS

A string. This sequence is always interpreted as type LPSTR, even when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag.

i

A signed decimal integer. This sequence is equivalent to the d sequence.

lc, lC

A single character. The wsprintf function ignores character arguments with a numeric value of zero. This sequence is always interpreted as type WCHAR, even when the calling application does not use the #define UNICODE compile flag.

ld

A long signed decimal integer. This sequence is equivalent to the li sequence.

li

A long signed decimal integer. This sequence is equivalent to the ld sequence.

ls, lS

A string. This sequence is always interpreted as type LPWSTR, even when the calling application does not use the #define UNICODE compile flag. This sequence is equivalent to the ws sequence.

lu

A long unsigned integer.

lx, lX

A long unsigned hexadecimal integer in lowercase or uppercase.

s

A string. This sequence is interpreted as type LPWSTR when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag and as type LPSTR otherwise.

S

A string. This sequence is interpreted as type LPSTR when the calling application uses the #define UNICODE compile flag and as type LPWSTR otherwise.

u

An unsigned integer argument.

x, X

An unsigned hexadecimal integer in lowercase or uppercase.

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