Parse IP addresses

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Very often, if you write Internet applications, you need to verify IP address
user entered and make sure that it’s correct. So lets see how we can do that without
a lot of troubles.
First of all we need to add declarations of the following function to header file of the
dialog.


#include <winsock.h>

void WINAPI DDX_IPAddress(CDataExchange* pDX, int nIDC, UINT & value);

To implement data exchange you need to call DDX_IPAddress function from
within your dialog DoDataExchange function

Now add following code to the implementation file of the dialog, and do not forget
to include ws2_32.lib into the project or you’ll get a lot of linking errors.


// DDX routine fo IP address translation
void WINAPI DDX_IPAddress(CDataExchange* pDX, int nIDC, UINT & value)
{
// from dialog to class ?
if( pDX->m_bSaveAndValidate)
{
CString Val;
BOOL bValid = true;

pDX->m_pDlgWnd->GetDlgItem(nIDC)->GetWindowText(Val);

for( int i = 0; i < Val.GetLength(); i++) { // let's check if all entered char in entered // IP address are digits if(Val[i] == '.') continue; if(isdigit(Val[i]) == 0) { bValid = false; break; } } if(bValid) { value = inet_addr(Val); if(value == INADDR_NONE) { pDX->m_pDlgWnd->MessageBox(“The entered IP address is invalid.”);
pDX->PrepareEditCtrl(nIDC);
pDX->Fail();
}
}
else
{
pDX->m_pDlgWnd->MessageBox(“IP address can only have digits and dots.”);
pDX->PrepareEditCtrl(nIDC);
pDX->Fail();
}
}
else
{
// if the value is a valid IP address store it in the child control
in_addr IPaddress;
memcpy(&IPaddress, &value, 4);
CString Address = inet_ntoa(IPaddress);
if(!Address.IsEmpty())
{
pDX->m_pDlgWnd->GetDlgItem(nIDC)->SetWindowText(Address);
}
}
}

Last updated: 14 May 1998

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