IShellView::SaveViewState method (shobjidl_core.h)

Saves the Shell's view settings so the current state can be restored during a subsequent browsing session.


HRESULT SaveViewState();

Return value


Returns S_OK if successful, or a COM-defined error value otherwise.


The Shell view obtains a view stream by calling the GetViewStateStream method and stores the current view state in that stream.

Note to Calling Applications

Windows Explorer calls this method when it wants to save the view state for a view.

Notes to Implementers

Be sure to make the format of the data stored in the stream robust enough that different versions of the implementation can read it without error.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h (include Shobjidl.h)
DLL Shell32.dll (version 4.0 or later)

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