Defined in carb/dictionary/DictionaryUtils.h

inline std::string carb::dictionary::getStringFromItemValue(const IDictionary *dict, const Item *baseItem, const char *path = nullptr)

Attempts to retrieve the value of an item from a given path in a dictionary.

Thread Safety

This call is thread safe.

  • dict[in] The IDictionary interface to use to access the items in the dictionary. This must not be nullptr. This must be the same interface that was originally used to create the dictionary baseItem.

  • baseItem[in] The base item to retrieve the item value relative to. This is expected to contain the child path path. This may not be nullptr.

  • path[in] The item path relative to baseItem that indicates where to find the item whose value should be retrieved. This may be nullptr to retrieve the value of baseItem itself.


A string containing the value of the item at the given path relative to baseItem if it exists. If the requested item was not of type ItemType::eString, the value will be converted to a string as best it can. Returns an empty string if no item could be found at the requested path or a string buffer could not be allocated for its name.