#include "ltdic.h"

pDICOMELEMENT LDicomDS::GetRootKey(pElement)

Returns a pointer to the root 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 root of the item specified in pElement.
NULL The Data Set is empty or pElement is NULL.


The root is the Level 0 ancestor of pElement. If pElement points to an item on Level 0, a pointer to that same item will be returned.

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 Item 2
Item 3 Item 2
Item 4 Item 4
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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