ImmInstallIMEA function (immdev.h)

Installs an IME.


HKL ImmInstallIMEA(
  [in] LPCSTR lpszIMEFileName,
  [in] LPCSTR lpszLayoutText


[in] lpszIMEFileName

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the full path of the IME.

[in] lpszLayoutText

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the IME and the associated layout text.

Return value

Returns the input locale identifier for the IME.


This function is intended to be used by IME setup applications only.


The immdev.h header defines ImmInstallIME as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only],East Asian language support installed.
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header immdev.h (include Immdev.h, Windows.h)
Library Imm32.lib
DLL Imm32.dll

See also

Input Method Manager

Input Method Manager Functions