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Convert from LPSTR to LPCWSTR and LPSTR to char*

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Hi,
Could somebody provide me an URL or a sample code to convert a LPSTR string to LPCWSTR and from LPSTR string to char*.

Thanks in advance,
Pampa
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by:Axter
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windows project can use the MultiByteToWideChar API function to convert an ANSI string to a UNICODE string.
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No conversion is required for converting a LPSTR to char*.

Example:

      LPSTR str1 = "Hello World";
      char* str2 = str1;
      char  str3[33];
      strcpy(str3, str1);
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Example:
void Function(void)
{
   char dataBuff[] = "abcdefghijklmnopq";

   wchar_t pwsz[sizeof(dataBuff)*2];
   MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0, dataBuff, strlen(dataBuff), pwsz, sizeof(pwsz));
   LPCWSTR Data = pwsz;
}

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by:Hyperon
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you should be able to simply typecast them eg.

LPCWSTR mylpcwstr = (LPCWSTR) mylpstr;
char *mypchar = (char *) mylpstr;

this has always worked for me :)
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