Instance Method


Invokes getCString(_:maxLength:range:remaining:) with maxLength as the maximum length in char-sized units, the receiver’s entire extent as the range, and NULL for the remaining range.


func getCString(_ bytes: UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>, maxLength: Int)


buffer must be large enough to contain maxLength chars plus a terminating zero char (which this method adds).

Raises an NSCharacterConversionException if the receiver can’t be represented in the default C-string encoding without loss of information. Use canBeConverted(to:) if necessary to check whether a string can be losslessly converted to the default C-string encoding. If it can’t, use lossyCString() or data(using:allowLossyConversion:) to get a C-string representation with some loss of information.

See Also

Related Symbols

func cString(using: UInt)

Returns a representation of the receiver as a C string using a given encoding.

var utf8String: UnsafePointer<Int8>?

A null-terminated UTF8 representation of the string.

func getCString(UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>, maxLength: Int, encoding: UInt)

Converts the receiver’s content to a given encoding and stores them in a buffer.