LFileSettings::SetComment

#include "ltwrappr.h"

static L_INT LFileSettings::SetComment(uType, pComment, uLength)

L_UINT uType;

type of comment

L_UCHAR * pComment;

pointer to the buffer for the comment field

L_UINT uLength;

size of the buffer that contains the comment field

Specifies a field to be saved as a comment in a file.

Parameter Description
uType The type of comment. Valid values are:
  Value Meaning
  JPEG and LEAD FileComments
 
  Tiff FileComments
 
  Exif FileComments
 
  Gif FileComments
 
  Dicom FileComments
 
  FlashPix FileComments
 
  CMNT_LAST Last defined number for comments. To clear all fields, you can use the type constant as a loop counter. The first constant is 0 and the last is CMNT_LAST.
pComment Pointer to the buffer containing the comment field that you want to set. You can pass NULL to clear the current field.
uLength The size of your buffer that contains the comment field. (If the buffer is actually a single string, this is the string length + 1.)

Returns

>=0

Length of the comment field.

< 0

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.

Comments

Some file formats can contain comments, and some cannot, and each file format has its own set of comment types. When you save a file, the comments, which LEADTOOLS maintains in a global array, are saved in the file. The index into the array (specified using a constant) determines the type of comment, as described in Types of File Comments.

Note:

When LEADTOOLS saves a TIFF/Exif image that contains comments and tags, the comments and tags will be written first, followed by the image data. This order is not configurable.

This function works with related functions. For example, consider the following possible sequence:

1.

Use the LFileSettings::SetComment function to specify any of the comments that you want to save in a file header.

2.

Use the LFileSettings::GetComment function to let the user review the comments before they are saved.

3.

Save one or more files that you want to include the currently specified comments. You can use any LEADTOOLS function that saves a file. The file format can be any that includes a TIFF header, such as CCITT or TIFF (but not JTIF).

4.

Use the LFileSettings::SetComment function with a NULL buffer and 0 length to clear each of the comment fields. You must call the this function once for each specified field. To clear all fields, you can use the type constant as a loop counter. The first constant (specified in the uType parameter) is 0 and the last is CMNT_LAST.

5.

Use the LFile::ReadComment function to let the user review the comments that have been saved in a file.

Note:

More options are available in the SAVEFILEOPTION structure.

Required DLLs and Libraries

LTFIL

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.

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