winebrowser: Interpret the DDE data as CHAR or WCHAR just like the shell32 dde_connect helper sends it

Paul Chitescu paulc at
Fri Dec 5 08:17:47 CST 2008


The problem is not about the service name or other identifiers but rather the 
obscure data pushed by the DdeClientTransaction. DDE knows nothing about the 
format of this data as this is rather a convention between the client 
(shell32) and the server (winebrowser).

Paul Chitescu

On Friday 05 December 2008 15:49:52 Hans Leidekker wrote:
> On Friday 05 December 2008 14:05:08 Paul Chitescu wrote:
> > Shell32 sends either 8 bit or 16 bit strings in XTYP_EXECUTE depending on
> > the highest bit of "operating system version" - ASCII based or Unicode
> > based. When the data is used in winebrowser it must be interpreted the
> > same.
> The impression I get from reading MSDN is that the character set depends
> on whether the client called DdeInitializeA or DdeInitializeW, and it can
> be overridden too by setting iCodePage in the CONVCONTEXT structure.
>   -Hans

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