OleSave function (ole2.h)

Saves an object opened in transacted mode into the specified storage object.


  [in] LPSTORAGE        pStg,
  [in] BOOL             fSameAsLoad


[in] pPS

Pointer to the IPersistStorage interface on the object to be saved.

[in] pStg

Pointer to the IStorage interface on the destination storage object to which the object indicated in pPS is to be saved.

[in] fSameAsLoad

TRUE indicates that pStg is the same storage object from which the object was loaded or created; FALSE indicates that pStg was loaded or created from a different storage object.

Return value

This function returns S_OK on success. Other possible values include the following.

Return code Description
The object could not be saved due to lack of disk space.

This function can also return any of the error values returned by the IPersistStorage::Save method.


The OleSave helper function handles the common situation in which an object is open in transacted mode and is then to be saved into the specified storage object which uses the OLE-provided compound file implementation. Transacted mode means that changes to the object are buffered until either of the IStorage::Commit or IStorage::Revert is called. Callers can handle other situations by calling the IPersistStorage and IStorage interfaces directly.

OleSave does the following:

Note  Static objects are saved into a stream called CONTENTS. Static metafile objects get saved in "placeable metafile format" and static DIB data gets saved in "DIB file format." These formats are defined to be the OLE standards for metafile and DIB. All data transferred using an IStream interface or a file (that is, via IDataObject::GetDataHere) must be in these formats. Also, all objects whose default file format is a metafile or DIB must write their data into a CONTENTS stream using these standard formats.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ole2.h
Library Ole32.lib
DLL Ole32.dll
API set ext-ms-win-com-ole32-l1-1-3 (introduced in Windows 10, version 10.0.10240)

See also