GetSystemPowerStatusEx (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function retrieves the power status of the system. The status indicates whether the system is running on AC or DC power, whether or not the batteries are currently charging, and the remaining life of main and backup batteries.

A remote application interface (RAPI) version of this function exists, and it is called CeGetSystemPowerStatusEx (RAPI).

BOOLGetSystemPowerStatusEx(PSYSTEM_POWER_STATUS_EXpstatus, BOOLfUpdate);


  • pstatus
    [out] Pointer to the SYSTEM_POWER_STATUS_EX structure receiving the power status information.
  • fUpdate
    [in] If this Boolean is set to TRUE, GetSystemPowerStatusEx gets the latest information from the device driver, otherwise it retrieves cached information that may be out-of-date by several seconds.

Return Values

This function returns TRUE if successful; otherwise, it returns FALSE.


The GetSystemPowerStatusEx function is not supported for emulation.


OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Header: Winbase.h.
Link Library: Coredll.lib.

See Also

CeGetSystemPowerStatusEx (RAPI) | SYSTEM_POWER_STATUS_EX | System Information Functions

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