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Windows NT
Yes
Win95
Yes
Win32s
Yes
Import Library
user32.lib
Header File
winuser.h
Unicode
WinNT
Platform Notes
None

GetDlgItemText

The GetDlgItemText function retrieves the title or text associated with a control in a dialog box.

UINT GetDlgItemText(

HWND hDlg,
// handle of dialog box
int nIDDlgItem,
// identifier of control
LPTSTR lpString,
// address of buffer for text
int nMaxCount
// maximum size of string
);

Parameters

hDlg

Identifies the dialog box that contains the control.

nIDDlgItem

Specifies the identifier of the control whose title or text is to be retrieved.

lpString

Points to the buffer to receive the title or text.

nMaxCount

Specifies the maximum length, in characters, of the string to be copied to the buffer pointed to by lpString. If the length of the string exceeds the limit, the string is truncated.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value specifies the number of characters copied to the buffer, not including the terminating null character.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

Remarks

The GetDlgItemText function sends a WM_GETTEXT message to the control.

See Also

GetDlgItemInt
, SetDlgItemInt, SetDlgItemText, WM_GETTEXT


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