GetStdHandle Problem

Eric Pouech eric.pouech at
Wed Feb 20 14:39:11 CST 2002

> hStdin and hStdout are always 0. So that's the value the function always
> will return. I've tested it in Win32 enviroment and returns a number
> corresponding to the specific handler for each call. 7 and 8 are the
> usual numbers. I could supose 0 as a valid number in wine, but
> FlushConsoleInputBuffer(conhanin) fails and tells me I'm using a wrong
> handler.
those slots are (normally) set when programs starts up, using the 
SetStdHandle calls (see scheduler/process.c for example)

if you get 0, it (just) means that we have to found out why the
process fails in your case (you should get a non zero value)


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