#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LFile::WriteMetaData(uFlags, pSaveFileOption)

L_UINT uFlags;

type of metadata


reserved for future use

Writes metadata of the specified type to the file specified for this file object.

Parameter Description
uFlags Flags that indicate the type of metadata to write. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  METADATA_COMMENTS [0x0001] Write comments.
  METADATA_TAGS [0x0002] Write tags.
  METADATA_MARKERS [0x0004] Write markers.
  METADATA_GEOKEYS [0x0008] Write GeoKeys.
  METADATA_ALL [0xFFFF] Write all metadata (tags, comments and markers).
  These values can be combined using OR (|) or +.
pSaveFileOption Reserved for future use. Pass NULL.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


LFile::WriteMetaData can be used to update an existing file with comments, tags and/or markers.

Before calling this function, the user should set:

When you add or remove comments or tags, the comments and tags array at the end of the TIFF/Exif image file is re-written. When you modify existing comments or tags, the new value is added to the file and the IFD is modified as necessary. In all of these cases, there is no image recompression.

Some restrictions apply to this function if you use an IFD to indicate to which page to write the metadata. For more information, refer to Loading and Saving Large TIFF/BigTIFF Files.

Required DLLs and Libraries


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


Win32, x64.

See Also


LMarker::Copy, LMarker::Create, LMarker::Delete, LMarker::DeleteIndex, LMarker::Enum, LMarker::EnumMarkersCallBack, LMarker::Free, LMarker::GetCount, LMarker::GetHandle, LMarker::GetGlobalMarkers, LMarker::Insert, LMarker::Load, LMarker::SetAsGlobalMarkers, LMarker::SetHandle, LFile::WriteMetaData, LFile::WriteComment, LFile::WriteTag, Class Members


Raster Image Functions: Markers


Working with Markers


#define MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(pFileName) TEXT("C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\LEADTOOLS Images\\")pFileName 
L_INT LFile__WriteMetaDataExample() 
   L_INT nRet; 
   L_INT nVal = 1234; 
   LFile MyFile; 
   LFileSettings MyFileSettings; 
   MyFileSettings.SetTag(0x8001, TAG_LONG, 1, &nVal); 
   nRet = MyFileSettings.SetComment(CMNT_SZDESC, (unsigned char *) TEXT("Comment written with WriteMetaData"), 37); 
   if(nRet < 0) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = MyFile.WriteMetaData(METADATA_ALL, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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