#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTFIL_API L_INT L_GetFilterListInfo(ppFilterList, pFilterCount)

pFILTERINFO* ppFilterList;

pointer to a pointer to a FILTERINFO structure

L_UINT* pFilterCount;

pointer to a variable to be updated

Retrieves an array of information for all filters.




Pointer to a pointer to a FILTERINFO structure that represents an array of information for all filters. The address of this structure will be stored into *ppFilterList. This parameter cannot be NULL.


Pointer to a variable to be updated with the number of elements of ppFilterList array.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


The function will allocate a FILTERINFO structure large enough to contain the information of all filters.

When the array ppFilterList is no longer needed, the user is responsible to free this structure by calling the L_FreeFilterInfo(*ppFilterList, *pFilterCount, FILTERINFO_FREEALL) function

To obtain the information for a specific filter, call the L_GetFilterListInfo function.

To update the information of a specific filter, call L_SetFilterInfo function.

To update the filter extension list, be sure to save and restore the original filter list before calling L_FreeFilterInfo function.

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


L_GetFilterInfo, L_FreeFilterInfo, L_SetFilterInfo, L_FileInfo


Raster Image Functions: Loading Files


Raster Image Functions: Getting and Setting File Information


Loading and Saving Images


// This example changes the extension list for the second filter in the list. // LEADTOOLS uses this filter only if the file extension is in the extension list that associated with the filter.

L_INT GetFilterListInfoExample(L_VOID) 
   pFILTERINFO pFilterList; 
   L_UINT uFilterCount; 
   L_TCHAR* pszOrigExtensionList; 
   L_INT nRet; 
   nRet =L_GetFilterListInfo(&pFilterList, &uFilterCount); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // Save the original extension list so you can free it later 
   pszOrigExtensionList = pFilterList[2].pszExtensionList; 
   //Designate files with extension abc or cba as type 2 
   pFilterList[2].pszExtensionList = L_TEXT("abc,cba"); 
   // Remove the FILTERINFO_CHECKEDBYFILEINFO flag. This will make the 
   // L_FileInfo function checks for this filter only if the extension is in the extension list that have been set above 
   pFilterList[2].uFlags = pFilterList[2].uFlags & ~FILTERINFO_CHECKEDBYFILEINFO; 
   // Update the filter information. Note: This will affect all threads! 
   nRet =L_SetFilterInfo(&pFilterList[2], 1, 0); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // Restore the original extension list 
   pFilterList[2].pszExtensionList = pszOrigExtensionList; 
   // Free the pFilterList array that was allocated with L_GetFilterListInfo 
   nRet =L_FreeFilterInfo(pFilterList, uFilterCount, FILTERINFO_FREEALL); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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