IStorage::Stat method (objidl.h)

The Stat method retrieves the STATSTG structure for this open storage object.


  [out] STATSTG *pstatstg,
  [in]  DWORD   grfStatFlag


[out] pstatstg

On return, pointer to a STATSTG structure where this method places information about the open storage object. This parameter is NULL if an error occurs.

[in] grfStatFlag

Specifies that some of the members in the STATSTG structure are not returned, thus saving a memory allocation operation. Values are taken from the STATFLAG enumeration.

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description
S_OK The STATSTG structure was successfully returned at the specified location.
E_PENDING Asynchronous Storage only: Part or all of the storage's data is currently unavailable.
STG_E_ACCESSDENIED The caller does not have enough permissions for accessing statistics for this storage object.
STG_E_INSUFFICIENTMEMORY The STATSTG structure was not returned due to a lack of memory.
STG_E_INVALIDFLAG The value for the grfStateFlag parameter is not valid.
STG_E_INVALIDPARAMETER One of the parameters was not valid.


IStorage::Stat retrieves the STATSTG structure for the current storage object. The STATSTG structure contains statistical information about the storage object. IStorage::EnumElements returns a pointer to an enumerator object. The enumerator object returned by this method implements the IEnumSTATSTG interface, through which the data stored in the array of the STATSTG structures is enumerated.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header objidl.h
Library Uuid.lib
DLL Ole32.dll

See also


IStorage - Compound File Implementation