Re: _TCHAR* to char*
David Webber wrote:
"David Wilkinson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Giovanni Dicanio wrote:
But again, why do you want to convert TCHAR* to char*?
I don't know, but probably the OP needs to call some legacy code based
Yes, this is the only valid reason.
No, there are others.
For example if you want to write a MIDI file. MIDI events are defined by
aseries of bytes, and some are designed to carry text. These are defined
as a couple of bytes starting 0xFF defining what sort of text even it is,
then some bytes representing the length of the text string, and then the
text in single byte characters.
Another such file is text files like HTML or XML. There, various encodings
are possible and common with chars, which brings us to another aspect of
said conversion: Firstly, that it is not defined but has to be chosen and
secondly that it can sometimes fail. Whether the mentioned CT2A, CStringA
or MBTWC fit or not must be determined by the requirements.
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