Returning pointers to LCS

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Returning pointers to LCS

Post by trevordevore » Tue May 15, 2018 2:32 pm

I was wrapping the Windows API call GetActiveWindow() today and wanted to return the value to LCS. GetActiveWindow() returns a HWND which is a pointer. I couldn't find a way to return the integer value (the windowId property of a stack) by working with a Pointer. I then found IntPtr which works for my purposes. Can someone from headquarters confirm that this is the correct approach?

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foreign handler User32GetActiveWindow() returns optional IntPtr binds to "user32>GetActiveWindow"

public handler GetActiveWindow() returns Integer
    variable hWnd as optional Integer

      put User32GetActiveWindow() into hWnd
    end unsafe

    if hWnd is not nothing then
      return hWnd
      return 0
    end if
  end handler
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Re: Returning pointers to LCS

Post by LCMark » Thu May 17, 2018 3:49 pm

@trevordevore: Yes - HWND is better typed as UIntPtr - it isn't really a pointer, but a handle which is checked by the OS in all API calls (so you can't break things by adding 1 to an existing one and passing that back - you'll just get an API error).

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Re: Returning pointers to LCS

Post by PaulDaMacMan » Sun May 20, 2018 2:30 pm

It would be nice if there was a chart for all the different types defined in the different LCB modules (Built-in, Java, ObjC, Emscripten JS). :idea:

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