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The GetLocaleInfo function retrieves information about a locale.

int GetLocaleInfo(

    LCID Locale,

// locale identifier

    LCTYPE LCType,

// type of information

    LPTSTR lpLCData,

// address of buffer for information

    int cchData 

// size of buffer



Specifies the locale to retrieve information for. This parameter can be a locale identifier created by the MAKELCID macro, or one of the following predefined values:


Default system locale.


Default user locale.

Specifies one of the LCTYPE constants to indicate the type of information to be retrieved.

All LCTYPE values are mutually exclusive, with the exception of LOCALE_NOUSEROVERRIDE. An application may use the binary-OR operator to combine LOCALE_NOUSEROVERRIDE with any other LCTYPE value. If passed such an LCType value, the function bypasses user overrides, and returns the system default value for the requested LCID.

Points to a buffer to receive the requested data.
Specifies the size, in bytes (ANSI version) or characters (Unicode version), of the lpLCData buffer. If cchData is zero, the function returns the number of bytes or characters required to hold the information, and the buffer pointed to by lpLCData is not used.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the number of bytes (ANSI version) or characters (Unicode version) written to the destination buffer, or if the cchData parameter is zero, the number of bytes or characters required to hold the locale information.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError. GetLastError may return one of the following error codes:





The GetLocaleInfo function always retrieves information in text format. If the information is a numeric value, the function converts the number to text using decimal notation.

See Also

GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeEx, GetStringTypeW, GetSystemDefaultLCID, GetUserDefaultLCID, LCTYPE Constants, SetLocaleInfo, MAKELCID

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