L_DicomGetNextElement

#include "Ltdic.h"

L_LTDIC_API pDICOMELEMENT L_DicomGetNextElement(hDS, pElement, bTree, bVolatile)

Returns a pointer to the item in the Data Set that immediately follows the specified item.

Parameters

HDICOMDS hDS

A DICOM handle.

pDICOMELEMENT pElement

Pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains an item in the Data Set. A pointer to the item in the Data Set that immediately follows this item will be returned.

L_BOOL bTree

Flag that indicates how the Data Set will be evaluated. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Evaluate the Data Set as a tree.
FALSE Evaluate the Data Set as a list.

L_BOOL bVolatile

Flag that indicates the type of element to retrieve. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Retrieve the next element, volatile or non-volatile.
FALSE Retrieve the next non-volatile element.

Returns

Value Meaning
!NULL A pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains the item in the Data Set that immediately follows the item specified in pElement.
NULL There is not an item following pElement. (pElement is the last item in the Data Set.)

Comments

If the Data Set is evaluated as a tree structure, this function returns the next item on the same level as pElement with the same parent as pElement. Please note that the numbering of the items in this illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.

image\GetNxtTr.gif
If the passed pointer points to The function returns a pointer to
Item 1 Item 2
Item 3 Item 4
Item 5 NULL
Item 6 Item 7

If the Data Set is evaluated as a list, the next item in the list is returned. Please note that the numbering of the items in this illustration does indicate the order of the items when the Data Set is evaluated as a list.

image\GetNtLst.gif
If the passed pointer points to The function returns a pointer to
Item 14 Item 15
Item 4 Item 5
Item 8 Item 9
Item 19 Item 20
Item 27 Item 28
Item 30 NULL

The following functions will also help you navigate the Data Set as either a tree or a list:

If you evaluate the Data Set as a tree, you can also use the following functions to navigate the tree:

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

Required DLLs and Libraries

Platforms

Win32, x64, Linux.

See Also

Functions

Topics

Example

This example displays in a list-box control all elements (level 0) from the Data Set

L_INT DicomGetNextElementExample(HWND hDlg) 
{ 
   HDICOMDS       hDS; 
   pDICOMELEMENT  pElement; 
   pDICOMTAG      pTag; 
   L_TCHAR         szUnknown[]=TEXT("Unknown"); 
   L_TCHAR        *p; 
 
   hDS = L_DicomCreateDS(NULL); 
 
   L_DicomInitDS(hDS, CLASS_XA_BIPLANE_IMAGE_STORAGE_RETIRED, 0);  
 
   pElement = L_DicomGetFirstElement(hDS, NULL, TRUE, FALSE); 
   while (pElement != NULL) 
   { 
      pTag = L_DicomFindTag(pElement->nTag); 
      if (pTag != NULL) 
      { 
         p = pTag->pszName; 
      } 
      else 
      { 
         p = szUnknown; 
      } 
 
      SendMessage(hDlg, LB_ADDSTRING, (WPARAM)0, (LPARAM)(LPCTSTR)p); 
      pElement = L_DicomGetNextElement(hDS, pElement, TRUE, FALSE); 
   } 
 
   L_DicomFreeDS(hDS); 
   return DICOM_SUCCESS; 
} 

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