DosPutMessage

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Sends a message to an output file or device.

Syntax

DosPutMessage(hfile, cbMsg, pBuf)

Parameters

hfile (HFILE) - input 
The handle of the output file or device.
cbMsg (ULONG) - input 
The length, in bytes, of the message to be sent.
pBuf (PCHAR) - input 
The buffer that contains the message to be sent.

Return Code

ulrc (APIRET) - returns

DosPutMessage returns one of the following values:

  • 0 NO_ERROR
  • 6 ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE
  • 19 ERROR_WRITE_PROTECT
  • 87 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
  • 321 ERROR_MR_UN_PERFORM

Remarks

DosPutMessage sends a message that is currently in a buffer to an output file or device.

Screen width is assumed to be 80 characters. If a word would go past column 78, it is moved to the beginning (column 1) of a new line.

DosPutMessage assumes that the starting cursor position is column 1 when handling a word wrap. If the last character to be positioned on a line is a double-byte character, the character is not bisected.

Example Code

This example sends a message to the output file "MYMSG.DAT", automatically wrapping if necessary.

#define INCL_DOSFILEMGR /* File Manager values */
#define INCL_DOSMISC    /* Miscellaneous values */
#define INCL_DOSERRORS  /* DOS Error values */
#include <os2.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

int main(VOID) {

HFILE   FileHandle       = NULLHANDLE;      /* File handle */
ULONG   ulAction         = 0;               /* Action taken by DosOpen */
UCHAR   uchDataArea[160] = "";              /* Message buffer */
APIRET  rc               = 0;               /* Return code */

rc = DosOpen ("MYMSG.DAT", &FileHandle, &ulAction, 120L, FILE_ARCHIVED,
              OPEN_ACTION_CREATE_IF_NEW | OPEN_ACTION_OPEN_IF_EXISTS,
              OPEN_FLAGS_NOINHERIT | OPEN_SHARE_DENYREADWRITE |
              OPEN_ACCESS_READWRITE, 0L);

strcpy (uchDataArea, "This is a sample message that is going to be written ");
strcat (uchDataArea, "to the message file.  It is longer than 80");
strcat (uchDataArea, " characters, so it should wrap.              ");

rc = DosPutMessage(FileHandle, strlen(uchDataArea), uchDataArea);
if (rc != NO_ERROR) {
   printf("DosPutMessage error: return code = %u\n", rc);
   return 1;
}

rc = DosClose(FileHandle);

return NO_ERROR;
}

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