Gets a current field that is ready to be saved as a comment in a file. This lets you see the field that was specified with the LFileSettings::SetComment function.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

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


L_UINT uType

The type of comment. For a list of available types, refer to Types of File Comments.

L_UCHAR * pComment

Pointer to the buffer that will hold the comment field. You can pass NULL if you only want to get the length of the field (the return value).

L_UINT uLength

The size of the buffer that will hold the comment field.


Value Meaning
>=0 Length of the comment field.
< 0 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


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.

Before saving a file, you use the LFileSettings::SetComment function to specify the comments to be saved.

The LFileSettings::GetComment function lets you get any of the current comments that are ready to be saved, for example, if you want to let the user review the comments before saving a file. Before getting a comment, you must allocate a buffer for the field. If you do not know how big the buffer needs to be, you can call this function twice: the first time to get the length of the field (the return value), and the second time to actually get the field.

The LFile::ReadComment function lets you read comments that are already saved in a file header. For more information refer to the LFileSettings::SetComment function.

Note: More options are available in the LOADFILEOPTION structure.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




For an example, refer to LFile::ReadComment.

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