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The LZRead function reads (at most) the specified number of bytes from a file and copies them into a buffer.


    INT hFile,

// LZ file handle of file

    LPSTR lpBuffer,

// address of buffer for bytes

    INT cbRead 

// count of bytes



Identifies the source file.
Points to a buffer that receives the bytes read from the file.
Specifies the count of bytes to be read.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value specifies the number of bytes read.

If the function fails, the return value is an LZERROR_* code. These codes have values less than zero. Note that LZRead calls neither SetLastError nor SetLastErrorEx; thus, its failure does not affect a threadís last-error code.

Here is a list of the LZERROR_* codes that LZRead can return upon failure:




The handle identifying the source file is not valid. The file cannot be read.


The handle identifying the destination file is not valid. The file cannot be written.


One of the input parameters is not valid.


The maximum number of open compressed files has been exceeded or local memory cannot be allocated.


The LZ file handle cannot be locked down.


The source file format is not valid.


There is insufficient space for the output file.

There is no extended error information for this function; do not call GetLastError.


The handle identifying the file must be retrieved by calling either the LZInit or LZOpenFile function.

If the file is compressed, LZRead emulates the _lread function on an expanded image of the file and copies the bytes of data into the specified buffer.

Applications must call the LZOpenFile, LZSeek, and LZRead functions instead of the OpenFile, _llseek, and _lread functions.

See Also

LZInit, LZOpenFile, LZSeek 

See also:

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