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The C <wchar.h> wcsspn() function returns the length of maximum initial segment (span) of the wide string pointed to by ws1 which consists of only the wide characters present in the wide string pointed to by ws2.

Syntax

size_t wcsspn (const wchar_t* ws1, const wchar_t* ws2);              

Parameters

ws1 Specify pointer to the null-terminated wide string to be scanned.
ws2 Specify pointer to the null-terminated wide string containing the wide characters to match.

Return Value

Returns the length of maximum initial segment of ws1 which consists of only the wide characters present in ws2.

Example:

The below example shows the usage of wcsspn() function.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <wchar.h>
 
int main (){
  wchar_t str1[100] = L"12345ABWzx3423Sx";
  wchar_t str2[100] = L"1234567890";
  
  //finding the length of maximum initial segment of
  //str1 containing only the wide characters of str2
  int max_initial_len = wcsspn(str1, str2);

  //displaying the result
  printf("Length of maximum initial length: %d\n",
         max_initial_len);
 
  return 0;
}

The output of the above code will be:

Length of maximum initial length: 5

❮ C <wchar.h> Library