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GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo info  Overview  Group

The GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo function retrieves information about the specified console screen buffer.

BOOL GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo(

    HANDLE hConsoleOutput,

// handle of console screen buffer

    PCONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO lpConsoleScreenBufferInfo 

// address of screen buffer info.



Identifies a console screen buffer. The handle must have GENERIC_READ access.
Points to a CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO structure in which the screen buffer information is returned.


Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The rectangle returned in the srWindow member of the CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO structure can be modified and then passed to the SetConsoleWindowInfo function to scroll the screen buffer in the window, to change the size of the window, or both.

All coordinates returned in the CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO structure are in character-cell coordinates, where the origin (0, 0) is at the upper-left corner of the screen buffer.

See Also

CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO, GetLargestConsoleWindowSize, SetConsoleCursorPosition, SetConsoleScreenBufferSize, SetConsoleWindowInfo 

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