GetIfTable2 function (netioapi.h)

The GetIfTable2 function retrieves the MIB-II interface table.


  [out] PMIB_IF_TABLE2 *Table


[out] Table

A pointer to a buffer that receives the table of interfaces in a MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes.

Return code Description
Insufficient memory resources are available to complete the operation.
Use FormatMessage to obtain the message string for the returned error.


GetIfTable2 function enumerates the logical and physical interfaces on a local system and returns this information in a MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure. GetIfTable2 is an enhanced version of the GetIfTable function.

A similar GetIfTable2Ex function can be used to specify the level of interfaces to return. Calling the GetIfTable2Ex function with the Level parameter set to MibIfTableNormal retrieves the same results as calling the GetIfTable2 function.

Interfaces are returned in a MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure in the buffer pointed to by the Table parameter. The MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure contains an interface count and an array of MIB_IF_ROW2 structures for each interface. Memory is allocated by the GetIfTable2 function for the MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure and the MIB_IF_ROW2 entries in this structure. When these returned structures are no longer required, free the memory by calling the FreeMibTable.

Note that the returned MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure pointed to by the Table parameter may contain padding for alignment between the NumEntries member and the first MIB_IF_ROW2 array entry in the Table member of the MIB_IF_TABLE2 structure. Padding for alignment may also be present between the MIB_IF_ROW2 array entries. Any access to a MIB_IF_ROW2 array entry should assume padding may exist.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header netioapi.h (include Iphlpapi.h)
Library Iphlpapi.lib
DLL Iphlpapi.dll

See also




IP Helper Function Reference