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Cx51 Introduction Compiling Programs Language Extensions Preprocessor Advanced Programming 8051 Derivatives Error Messages Library Reference Library Files Source Code Standard Types jmp_buf size_t va_list wchar_t Macros CBYTE CWORD DBYTE DWORD FARRAY FCARRAY FCVAR FVAR PBYTE PWORD XBYTE XWORD Routines By Category Buffer Manipulation Routines Character Routines Data Conversion Routines Intrinsic Routines Math Routines Memory Allocation Routines Stream I/O Routines String Routines Variable Length Argument Routines Miscellaneous Routines Include Files SFR Definitions 80c517.h absacc.h assert.h ctype.h float.h intrins.h limits.h math.h rtx51tny.h setjmp.h stdarg.h stddef.h stdio.h stdlib.h string.h Reference _chkfloat_ _crol_ _cror_ _getkey _irol_ _iror_ _lrol_ _lror_ _nop_ _pop_ _push_ _testbit_ _tolower _toupper abs acos acos517 asin asin517 assert atan atan2 atan517 atof atof517 atoi atol cabs calloc ceil cos cos517 cosh exp exp517 fabs floor fmod free getchar gets init_mempool isalnum isalpha iscntrl isdigit isgraph islower isprint ispunct isspace isupper isxdigit labs log log10 log10517 log517 longjmp malloc memccpy memchr memcmp memcpy memmove memset modf offsetof pow printf printf517 putchar puts rand realloc scanf scanf517 setjmp sin sin517 sinh sprintf sprintf517 sqrt sqrt517 srand sscanf sscanf517 strcat strchr strcmp strcpy strcspn strlen strncat strncmp strncpy strpbrk strpos strrchr strrpbrk strrpos strspn strstr strtod strtod517 strtok strtol strtoul switchbank tan tan517 tanh toascii toint tolower toupper ungetchar va_arg va_end va_start vprintf vsprintf Appendix


#include <80c517.h>

int sprintf517 (
  char *buffer,            /* storage buffer */
  const char *fmtstr       /* format string */
  <[>, arguments ...<]>);    /* additional arguments */

The sprintf517 function formats a series of strings and numeric values and stores the resulting string in buffer. This function is similar to the printf routine, but it stores the formatted output in a buffer rather than send it to the output stream.

The fmtstr argument is a pointer to a format string which has the same form and function as the printf function's format string. The list of arguments are converted and output according to the corresponding format specifications in fmtstr.


  • The total number of bytes that may be passed to this function is limited due to the memory restrictions imposed by the 8051. A maximum of 15 bytes may be passed in SMALL or COMPACT model. A maximum of 40 bytes may be passed in LARGE model.
  • This routine uses the arithmetic unit of the Infineon C517x/C509 to provide accelerated execution speed. Do not use this routine with a CPU that does not support this feature.
Return Value

The sprintf517 function returns the number of characters actually written to buffer.

See Also

gets, printf, printf517, puts, scanf, scanf517, sscanf, sscanf517, vprintf, vsprintf

#include <80c517.h>
#include <stdio.h> /* for puts */

void tst_sprintf517 (void) {
  char buf [100];
  int n;
  int a,b;
  float pi;

  a = 123;
  b = 456;
  pi = 3.14159;

  n = sprintf517 (buf, "%f\n", 1.1);
  n += sprintf517 (buf+n, "%d\n", a);
  n += sprintf517 (buf+n, "%d %s %g", b, "---", pi);

  puts (buf);
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