Bool XrmQGetSearchList(XrmDatabase database, XrmNameList names, XrmClassList classes, XrmSearchList list_return, int list_length);
Specifies the resource class.
Specifies a list of resource classes.
Specifies the database that is to be used.
Specifies the search list returned by XrmQGetSearchList.
Specifies the number of entries (not the byte size) allocated for list_return.
Returns a search list for further use.
Specifies the resource name.
Specifies a list of resource names.
Specifies the fully qualified class of the value being retrieved (as a quark).
Specifies the fully qualified name of the value being retrieved (as a quark).
Returns the representation type of the destination (as a quark).
Specifies the fully qualified class of the value being retrieved (as a string).
Specifies the fully qualified name of the value being retrieved (as a string).
Returns the representation type of the destination (as a string).
Returns data representation type.
Returns the value in the database.
The database only frees or overwrites entries on XrmPutResource, XrmQPutResource, or XrmMergeDatabases. A client that is not storing new values into the database or is not merging the database should be safe using the address passed back at any time until it exits. If a resource was found, both XrmGetResource and XrmQGetResource return True; otherwise, they return False.
The XrmQGetSearchList function takes a list of names and classes and returns a list of database levels where a match might occur. The returned list is in best-to-worst order and uses the same algorithm as XrmGetResource for determining precedence. If list_return was large enough for the search list, XrmQGetSearchList returns True; otherwise, it returns False.
The size of the search list that the caller must allocate is dependent upon the number of levels and wildcards in the resource specifiers that are stored in the database. The worst case length is %3 sup n%, where n is the number of name or class components in names or classes.
When using XrmQGetSearchList followed by multiple probes for resources with a common name and class prefix, only the common prefix should be specified in the name and class list to XrmQGetSearchList.
The XrmQGetSearchResource function searches the specified database levels for the resource that is fully identified by the specified name and class. The search stops with the first match. XrmQGetSearchResource returns True if the resource was found; otherwise, it returns False.
A call to XrmQGetSearchList with a name and class list containing all but the last component of a resource name followed by a call to XrmQGetSearchResource with the last component name and class returns the same database entry as XrmGetResource and XrmQGetResource with the fully qualified name and class.
The full name and class are scanned from left to right (from highest level in the hierarchy to lowest), one component at a time. At each level, the corresponding component and/or binding of each matching entry is determined, and these matching components and bindings are compared according to precedence rules. Each of the rules is applied at each level before moving to the next level, until a rule selects a single entry over all others. The rules, in order of precedence, are:
An entry that contains a matching component (whether name, class, or the character ``?'') takes precedence over entries that elide the level (that is, entries that match the level in a loose binding).
An entry with a matching name takes precedence over both entries with a matching class and entries that match using the character ``?''. An entry with a matching class takes precedence over entries that match using the character ``?''.
An entry preceded by a tight binding takes precedence over entries preceded by a loose binding.
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