CLastError

Small class for resolving and presenting in user readable form the codes from ::GetLastError() Win32 API function. The class has 2 static methods:

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void CLastError::Get( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, CString& strErrMessage )
{
	LPTSTR lpErrorText = NULL;
 
	::FormatMessage( FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM | FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER, 
		0, dwErrorCode, 0, lpErrorText, MAX_PATH, 0 );
 
	strErrMessage = lpErrorText;
	::LocalFree( lpErrorText );
}

The ‘Get’ method supplied an error code will resolve the code to user readable error message and store it in the supplied ‘strErrMessage’ string!

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void CLastError::Show( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, const CString& strAppName )
{
	CString strErrMessage;
	Get( dwErrorCode, strErrMessage );
 
	CString strDisplayError;
	strDisplayError.Format( 
		_T("%s encountered an error and needs to close!\n\nError was: %s"),
		strAppName, strErrMessage );
 
	AfxMessageBox( strDisplayError, MB_ICONERROR | MB_OK );
}

The ‘Show’ method supplied an error code will resolve the code to user readable error message and the message will be displayed to the user trough AfxMessageBox() function.

Class declaration:

class CLastError
{
public:
 
	CLastError( );
	virtual ~CLastError( );
 
public:
 
	static void Get( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, CString& strErrMessage );
	static void Show( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, const CString& strAppName );
};

Class implementation:

CLastError::CLastError( )
{
}
 
CLastError::~CLastError( )
{
}
 
void CLastError::Get( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, CString& strErrMessage )
{
	LPTSTR lpErrorText = NULL;
 
	::FormatMessage( FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM | FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER, 
		0, dwErrorCode, 0, lpErrorText, MAX_PATH, 0 );
 
	strErrMessage = lpErrorText;
	::LocalFree( lpErrorText );
}
 
void CLastError::Show( const DWORD& dwErrorCode, const CString& strAppName )
{
	CString strErrMessage;
	Get( dwErrorCode, strErrMessage );
 
	CString strDisplayError;
	strDisplayError.Format( 
		_T("%s encountered an error and needs to close!\n\nError was: %s"),
		strAppName, strErrMessage );
 
	AfxMessageBox( strDisplayError, MB_ICONERROR | MB_OK );
}

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