< c‎ | string‎ | wide
Defined in header <wchar.h>
wchar_t *wmemset( wchar_t *dest, wchar_t ch, size_t count );
(since C95)

Copies the wide character ch into each of the first count wide characters of the wide character array (or integer array of compatible type) pointed to by dest.

If overflow occurs, the behavior is undefined.

If count is zero, the function does nothing.


[edit] Parameters

dest - pointer to the wide character array to fill
ch - fill wide character
count - number of wide characters to fill

[edit] Return value

Returns a copy of dest

[edit] Notes

This function is not locale-sensitive and pays no attention to the values of the wchar_t objects it writes: nulls as well as invalid wide characters are written too.

[edit] Example

#include <stdio.h>
#include <wchar.h>
#include <locale.h>
int main(void)
    wchar_t ar[10] = L"1234567890"; // no trailing null in the array
    wmemset(ar, L'\U0001f34c', 5); // replaces [12345] with the 🍌 bananas
    wmemset(ar+5, L'蕉', 5); // replaces [67890] with the 蕉 bananas
    setlocale(LC_ALL, "en_US.utf8");
    for(size_t n = 0; n < sizeof ar/sizeof *ar; ++n)



[edit] References

  • C11 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:2011):
  • The wmemset function (p: 439)
  • C99 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999):
  • The wmemset function (p: 385)

[edit] See also

fills a buffer with a character
copies a certain amount of wide characters between two non-overlapping arrays
C++ documentation for wmemset