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Convert BSTR to LPTSTR

Posted on 1997-06-29
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How do I convert from BSTR that are use with ATL to LPTSTR
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If you have the VC++ or the MSDN CD handy. Search for the following topic
 Using MFC MBCS/Unicode Conversion Macros

This explains some handy macros to convert LPCTSTR -> LPCOLESTR etc.

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I'm not using MFC.
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BSTR is nothing but a typedef of OLECHAR. OLECHAR is nothing but a #def of  WCHAR. This is nothing but LPCTSTR if seen properly. Further down if you use the famous API , MultiByteToWideChar()the output is a LPCSTR.

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