IAMGraphBuilderCallback::CreatedFilter method (strmif.h)

The Filter Graph Manager calls this method after it has created a filter, but before it attempts to connect the filter.


HRESULT CreatedFilter(
  IBaseFilter *pFil



Pointer to the IBaseFilter interface of the filter.

Return value

If the method returns a success code, the Filter Graph Manager tries to connect the filter. If the method returns a failure code, the Filter Graph Manager rejects the filter.


This method enables the client to configure the filter immediately after it has been created. The Video Mixing Renderer is the primary example of a filter that requires configuration before it is connected. Most other DirectShow filters can be configured after they are connected.

The Filter Graph Manager holds a graph-wide critical section while it calls this method. Therefore, the callback method should avoid calling any methods on the Filter Graph Manager, or any methods on filters that might change the graph state (such as disconnecting pins). Doing so might cause a deadlock or other unexpected behaviors.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)
Library Strmiids.lib

See also

IAMGraphBuilderCallback Interface