IADsLargeInteger interface (iads.h)

The IADsLargeInteger interface is used to manipulate 64-bit integers of the LargeInteger type.


The IADsLargeInteger interface inherits from the IDispatch interface.


Handling the IADsLargeInteger in Visual Basic is made difficult by the fact that Visual Basic has no native unsigned numeric data type. This can cause errors in data conversion if either the LowPart or HighPart has the high bit set, which causes Visual Basic to handle the number as negative. The Visual Basic code examples below show how to properly handle the IADsLargeInteger in Visual Basic.


The following example shows how to convert an IADsLargeInteger object to a hex string.

Dim oDomain As IADs
Dim oLargeInt As LargeInteger

Set oDomain = GetObject("LDAP://DC=fabrikam,DC=com")
Set oLargeInt = oDomain.Get("creationTime")

Debug.Print oLargeInt.HighPart
Debug.Print oLargeInt.LowPart

strTemp = "&H" + CStr(Hex(oLargeInt.HighPart)) + _
Debug.Print strTemp

In Visual Basic, it is possible to convert an IADsLargeInteger objects that represents a date and/or time into a time Variant using the FileTimeToSystemTime and SystemTimeToVariantTime APIs. This is shown in the following code example.

Public Declare Function FileTimeToSystemTime Lib "kernel32" _
   (lpFileTime As FILETIME, _
   lpSystemTime As SYSTEMTIME) As Long

Public Declare Function SystemTimeToVariantTime Lib "oleaut32.dll" _
    (lpSystemTime As SYSTEMTIME, _
    dbTime As Double) As Long

    wYear As Integer
    wMonth As Integer
    wDayOfWeek As Integer
    wDay As Integer
    wHour As Integer
    wMinute As Integer
    wSecond As Integer
    wMilliseconds As Integer
End Type

Public Type FILETIME
    dwLowDateTime As Long
    dwHighDateTime As Long
End Type

' This function will convert the ADSI data type LargeInteger to
' a Variant time value in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Function LargeInteger_To_Time(oLargeInt As LargeInteger, vTime As Variant)_
              As Boolean
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim pFileTime As FILETIME
    Dim pSysTime As SYSTEMTIME
    Dim dbTime As Double
    Dim lResult As Long
    If (oLargeInt.HighPart = 0 And oLargeInt.LowPart = 0) Then
        vTime = 0
        LargeInteger_To_Time = True
        Exit Function
    End If
    If (oLargeInt.LowPart = -1) Then
        vTime = -1
        LargeInteger_To_Time = True
        Exit Function
    End If
    pFileTime.dwHighDateTime = oLargeInt.HighPart
    pFileTime.dwLowDateTime = oLargeInt.LowPart
    ' Convert the FileTime to System time.
    lResult = FileTimeToSystemTime(pFileTime, pSysTime)
    If lResult = 0 Then
        LargeInteger_To_Time = False
        Debug.Print "FileTimeToSystemTime: " + Err.Number + "  - "_
                   + Err.Description
        Exit Function
    End If
    ' Convert System Time to a Double.
    lResult = SystemTimeToVariantTime(pSysTime, dbTime)
    If lResult = 0 Then
        LargeInteger_To_Time = False
        Debug.Print "SystemTimeToVariantTime: " + Err.Number + _
                 "  - " + Err.Description
        Exit Function
    End If
    ' Place the double in the variant.
    vTime = CDate(dbTime)
    LargeInteger_To_Time = True

End Function

The following example shows how to convert an IADsLargeInteger to a 64-bit integer.

HRESULT PrintAccountExpires(LPCWSTR pwszADsPath)
        return E_INVALIDARG;
    HRESULT hr;
    CComPtr<IADs> spads;

    // Bind to the object.
    hr = ADsGetObject(pwszADsPath, IID_IADs, (LPVOID*)&spads);
        return hr;

    Get the accountExpires attribute, which is an
    IDispatch that contains an IADsLargeInteger.
    CComVariant svar;
    hr = spads->Get(CComBSTR("accountExpires"), &svar);
        return hr;

    // Get the IADsLargeInteger interface.
    CComPtr<IADsLargeInteger> spli;
    hr = svar.pdispVal->QueryInterface(IID_IADsLargeInteger, 
        return hr;

    // Get the high and low parts of the value.
    long lHigh;
    long lLow;
    hr = spli->get_HighPart(&lHigh);
    hr = spli->get_LowPart(&lLow);

    // Convert the high and low parts to an __i64.
    __int64 i64;
    i64 = (ULONG)lHigh;
    i64 = (i64 << 32);
    i64 = i64 + (ULONG)lLow;
    // Print all of the values.
    wprintf(L"HighPart = %u, LowPart = %u, Combined = %I64d\n", 
            lHigh, lLow, i64);

    return hr;


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header iads.h

See also

IADsLargeInteger Property Methods