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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



Identifies the dialog box that contains the control.
Specifies the identifier of the control whose title or text is to be retrieved.
Points to the buffer to receive the title or text.
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. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The GetDlgItemText function sends a WM_GETTEXT message to the control.

See Also

GetDlgItemInt, SetDlgItemInt, SetDlgItemText, WM_GETTEXT

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