LoadStringW [1/2]

Christopher raccoonone at procyongames.com
Mon Jan 21 14:14:54 CST 2008

Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> "Dmitry Timoshkov" <dmitry at codeweavers.com> wrote:
>> It's not clear what this test is supposed to show. If the 1st call
>> to LoadStringW is supposed to set resourcepointer to not NULL, why
>> don't you test it? Then 'if(resourcepointer != NULL)' check and copying
>> to copiedstring are not needed.
>> Also, if the test depends on a later patch to not fail, the test 
>> should be
>> included in the patch.
> Also, you need to test LoadStringA, to see if it behaves similarly. It 
> would be
> also interesting to test LoadStringA/W with both buffer and buffer 
> length set
> to 0.
> In addition, as I already pointed out you need to inspect Wine source 
> and fix
> the places which will be broken by your fix.
I tested LoadStringA under Windows XP, and calling it with buflen == 0 
does not return a pointer to the resource. In fact LoadStringA seems to 
behave fairly differently from LoadStringW: in that calling with buffer 
== NULL causes an access violation instead of just returning 0.

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