CInstance::GetVariant method (instance.h)

[The CInstance class is part of the WMI Provider Framework which is now considered in final state, and no further development, enhancements, or updates will be available for non-security related issues affecting these libraries. The MI APIs should be used for all new development.]

The GetVariant method retrieves a VARIANT property.


bool GetVariant(
        LPCWSTR   name,
  [ref] VARIANT & variant



Name of the VARIANT property retrieved.

[ref] variant

Buffer to receive the VARIANT property.

Return value

Returns TRUE if the operation was successful and FALSE if an attempt was made to retrieve a nonexistent property or a property with an incompatible data type. More information is available in the log file, Framework.log.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header instance.h (include FwCommon.h)
Library FrameDyn.lib
DLL FrameDynOS.dll; FrameDyn.dll