Re: converting char to LPCTSTR?

"Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <rbv@nospam.nospam>
Thu, 6 Sep 2007 12:50:01 -0500
"Alexander Nickolov" <> wrote in message

Since your data is always ASCII regardless of the OS settings use
SetDlgItemTextA and go. It will work for all Windows versions from 95
and up.

... except for Windows CE. WinCE does not implement the
narrow form of the Win32 API. Admittedly OP probably doesn't
care about WinCE, but still - that wasn't stated explicitly...

I thought I covered that by saying CE doesn't provide the *A version of

Additionally, it's just not true that WinSock is narrow only.
Most functions don't deal with strings at all. Only the DNS-
related functions like gethostname use strings. The older BSD-
style functions (like gethostname) are indeed narrow only, but
they are deprecated anyway. The replacement GetAddrInfo
function is TCHAR-mapped.

I didn't say anything about winsock. The OP's data, which arrives through a
socket but could as easily be gotten from a file or any other binary
transfer, is multibyte, not wide characters. At least that was my reading
of the post....

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

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