L_DicomGetChildElement

#include "Ltdic.h"

L_LTDIC_API pDICOMELEMENT L_DicomGetChildElement(hDS, pElement, bVolatile)

HDICOMDS hDS;

a DICOM handle

pDICOMELEMENT pElement;

pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure

L_BOOL bVolatile;

flag that indicates the type of element to retrieve

Returns a pointer to the item in the Data Set that contains the first child of the specified item.

Parameter Description
hDS A DICOM handle.
pElement Pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains an item in the Data Set.
bVolatile Flag that indicates the type of child element to retrieve. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  TRUE Retrieve any child element, volatile or non-volatile.
  FALSE Retrieve a non-volatile child element.

Returns

!NULL

A pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains the item in the Data Set that is the first child of the item specified in pElement.

NULL

pElement has no child items.

Comments

The child is the offspring one level lower than the specified item. If the specified item has no child items, this function will return NULL. For example:

image\GetChild.gif

If the passed pointer points to :

The function returns a pointer to :

Item 1

NULL

Item 2

Item 3

Item 4

Item 5

Item 6

NULL

The following functions will also help you navigate the Data Set:

L_DicomGetFirstElement

L_DicomGetLastElement

L_DicomGetNextElement

L_DicomGetRootElement

L_DicomGetParentElement

A volatile element is an element that can be changed or destroyed in the process of inserting or setting an image. A non-volatile element is an element that must be changed manually. It is not changed or destroyed by inserting or setting an image.

For example, a grayscale image has elements TAG_SMALLEST_IMAGE_PIXEL_VALUE, TAG_LARGEST_IMAGE_PIXEL_VALUE, etc. If the image is changed to a color image, these elements disappear and the following elements appear: TAG_RED_PALETTE_COLOR_LOOKUP_TABLE_DESCRIPTOR, etc. These are volatile elements since they are changed or destroyed when an image is changed or set.

To retrieve a child element that must be changed manually, i.e. is not volatile, set bVolatile to FALSE. To retrieve a child element that may be either volatile or non-volatile, set bVolatile to TRUE.

Required DLLs and Libraries

LTDIC

For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application

Platforms

Win32, x64, Linux.

See Also

Functions:

L_DicomGetFirstElement, L_DicomGetLastElement, L_DicomGetNextElement, L_DicomGetPrevElement, L_DicomGetCountModule, L_DicomGetRootElement, L_DicomGetParentElement, L_DicomIsVolatileElement

Topics:

Working with Data Sets

Example

This example displays in a tree control the tree of the elements in the Data Set

#include <windowsx.h> 
#include <commctrl.h> 
L_VOID ShowTree(HWND hDlg, HDICOMDS hDS, HTREEITEM hParentItem, pDICOMELEMENT pParentElement) 
{ 
   TV_INSERTSTRUCT tvInsert; 
   TV_ITEM         tvItem; 
   HTREEITEM       hItem; 
   pDICOMELEMENT   pElement; 
   pDICOMTAG       pTag; 
   L_TCHAR          szUnknown[]=TEXT("Unknown"); 
   L_TCHAR         *p; 
   if (pParentElement == NULL) 
      pElement = L_DicomGetFirstElement(hDS, pParentElement, TRUE, FALSE); 
   else 
      pElement = L_DicomGetChildElement(hDS, pParentElement, FALSE); 
   while (pElement != NULL) 
   { 
      pTag = L_DicomFindTag(pElement->nTag); 
      if (pTag != NULL) 
      { 
         p = pTag->pszName; 
      } 
      else 
      { 
         p = szUnknown; 
      } 
      tvItem.mask           = TVIF_TEXT; 
      tvItem.pszText        = p; 
      tvInsert.hParent      = hParentItem; 
      tvInsert.hInsertAfter = TVI_LAST; 
      tvInsert.item         = tvItem; 
      hItem = (HTREEITEM)SendMessage(hDlg, TVM_INSERTITEM, (WPARAM)0, 
      (LPARAM)(LPTV_INSERTSTRUCT)&tvInsert); 
      if (L_DicomGetChildElement(hDS, pElement, FALSE) != NULL) 
      { 
         ShowTree(hDlg, hDS, hItem, pElement); 
      } 
      pElement = L_DicomGetNextElement(hDS, pElement, TRUE, FALSE); 
   } 
} 
L_INT DicomGetChildElementExample(HWND hDlg) 
{ 
   HDICOMDS hDS; 
   hDS = L_DicomCreateDS(NULL); 
   L_DicomInitDS(hDS, CLASS_XA_BIPLANE_IMAGE_STORAGE_RETIRED, 0); 
   ShowTree(hDlg, hDS, TVI_ROOT, NULL); 
   L_DicomFreeDS(hDS); 
   return DICOM_SUCCESS; 
} 

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