DelphiBasics
StringToWideChar
Function
Converts a normal string into a WideChar 0 terminated buffer System unit
 function StringToWideChar ( const SourceString : string; TargetBuffer : PWideChar; TargetSize : Integer ) : PWideChar;
Description
The StringToWideChar function converts a string SourceString into a WideString. It then copies TargetSize-1 characters from there to the TargetBuffer, adding a terminating 0 to the end.
Related commands
WideCharToString Copies a null terminated WideChar string to a normal string
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Example code : A simple example
// Full Unit code.
// -----------------------------------------------------------
// You must store this code in a unit called Unit1 with a form
// called Form1 that has an OnCreate event called FormCreate.
 
unit Unit1;
 
interface
 
uses
  // The System unit does not need to be defined
  Forms, Dialogs;
 
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  end;
 
var
  
Form1: TForm1;
 
implementation
{$R *.dfm} // Include form definitions
 
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);

var
  wideChars   : array[0..11] of WideChar;
  myString    : String;

begin
  // Set up our string
  myString := 'Hello World';

  // Copy to a WideChar format in our array
  StringToWideChar(myString, wideChars, 12);

  // Show what the copy gave
  ShowMessage(WideCharToString(wideChars));
end;
 
end.
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   Hello World
 
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