#include "ltdic.h"

pDICOMELEMENT LDicomDS::GetParentKey(pElement)

Returns a pointer to the item in the Dicom Dir Data Set that contains the parent of the specified item.



Pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains an item in the Data Set.


Value Meaning
!NULL A pointer to a DICOMELEMENT structure that contains the item in the Data Set that is the parent of the item specified in pElement.
NULL pElement has no parent. (pElement is a Level 0 item.)


The parent is the ancestor one level higher than the specified item. If the specified item is a Level 0 item, this function will return NULL.

NOTE: The numbering of the items in this illustration is arbitrary and does not imply order.


If the passed pointer points to The function returns a pointer to
Item 1 NULL
Item 2 Item 3
Item 4 Item 3
Item 5 Item 6

The following functions will also help you navigate the Data Set:

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64

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