PropVariantToBooleanVectorAlloc function (propvarutil.h)

Extracts data from a PROPVARIANT structure into a newly allocated Boolean vector.

Syntax

PSSTDAPI PropVariantToBooleanVectorAlloc(
  [in]  REFPROPVARIANT propvar,
  [out] BOOL           **pprgf,
  [out] ULONG          *pcElem
);

Parameters

[in] propvar

Type: REFPROPVARIANT

Reference to a source PROPVARIANT structure.

[out] pprgf

Type: BOOL**

When this function returns, contains a pointer to a vector of Boolean values extracted from the source PROPVARIANT structure.

[out] pcElem

Type: ULONG*

When this function returns, contains the count of Boolean elements extracted from the source PROPVARIANT structure.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

This function can return one of these values.

Return code Description
S_OK
Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.
E_INVALIDARG
ThePROPVARIANT was not of the appropriate type.

Remarks

This helper function is used in places where the calling application expects a PROPVARIANT to hold a Boolean vector value.

If the source PROPVARIANT has type VT_VECTOR | VT_BOOL or VT_ARRAY | VT_BOOL, this function extracts a vector of Boolean values into a newly allocated vector of BOOL values. The calling application is responsible for using CoTaskMemFree to release the vector pointed to by pprgf when it is no longer needed.

Examples

The following example, to be included as part of a larger program, demonstrates how to use PropVariantToBooleanVectorAlloc to access a Boolean vector value in a PROPVARIANT.

// PROPVARIANT propvar;
// Assume the variable propvar is initialized and valid. The application is 
// expecting propvar to contain a vector of Boolean values.
BOOL *prgFlags;
ULONG cFlags;
HRESULT hr = PropVariantToBooleanVectorAlloc(propvar, &prgFlags, &cFlags);

if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
{
     // The prgFlags variable now points to a vector that contains a count
     // of cFlags flags.
     CoTaskMemFree(prgFlags);
}

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP with SP2, Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 with SP1 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header propvarutil.h
Library Propsys.lib
DLL Propsys.dll (version 6.0 or later)
Redistributable Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.0

See also

InitPropVariantFromBooleanVector

IsPropVariantVector

PropVariantGetBooleanElem

PropVariantToBooleanVector