DdePostAdvise function (ddeml.h)

Causes the system to send an XTYP_ADVREQ transaction to the calling (server) application's Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) callback function for each client with an active advise loop on the specified topic and item. A server application should call this function whenever the data associated with the topic name or item name pair changes.

Syntax

BOOL DdePostAdvise(
  [in] DWORD idInst,
  [in] HSZ   hszTopic,
  [in] HSZ   hszItem
);

Parameters

[in] idInst

Type: DWORD

The application instance identifier obtained by a previous call to the DdeInitialize function.

[in] hszTopic

Type: HSZ

A handle to a string that specifies the topic name. To send notifications for all topics with active advise loops, an application can set this parameter to 0L.

[in] hszItem

Type: HSZ

A handle to a string that specifies the item name. To send notifications for all items with active advise loops, an application can set this parameter to 0L.

Return value

Type: BOOL

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

The DdeGetLastError function can be used to get the error code, which can be one of the following values:

Remarks

A server that has nonenumerable topics or items should set the hszTopic and hszItem parameters to NULL so that the system generates transactions for all active advise loops. The server's DDE callback function returns NULL for any advise loops that must not be updated.

If a server calls DdePostAdvise with a topic, item, and format name set that includes the set currently being handled in an XTYP_ADVREQ callback, a stack overflow can result.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ddeml.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See also

Conceptual

DdeInitialize

Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library

Reference

XTYP_ADVREQ