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SymFromName function

Retrieves symbol information for the specified name.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI SymFromName(
  _In_     HANDLE hProcess,
  _In_     PCTSTR Name,
  _Inout_  PSYMBOL_INFO Symbol
);

Parameters

hProcess [in]

A handle to a process. This handle must have been previously passed to the SymInitialize function.

Name [in]

The name of the symbol to be located.

Symbol [in, out]

A pointer to a SYMBOL_INFO structure that provides information about the symbol.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If the function fails, the return value is FALSE. To retrieve extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

All DbgHelp functions, such as this one, are single threaded. Therefore, calls from more than one thread to this function will likely result in unexpected behavior or memory corruption. To avoid this, you must synchronize all concurrent calls from more than one thread to this function.

To call the Unicode version of this function, define DBGHELP_TRANSLATE_TCHAR.

Examples

For an example, see Retrieving Symbol Information by Name.

Requirements

Redistributable

DbgHelp.dll 5.1 or later

Header

Dbghelp.h

Library

Dbghelp.lib

DLL

Dbghelp.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

SymFromNameW (Unicode) and SymFromName (ANSI)

See also

DbgHelp Functions
SYMBOL_INFO

 

 

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