IStreamBuilder interface (strmif.h)

The IStreamBuilder interface enables an output pin to notify the filter graph manager that the pin itself will build the downstream section of the filter graph. Output pins with special connection needs can implement this interface to override the default pin connection process used by the filter graph manager.


The IStreamBuilder interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IStreamBuilder also has these types of members:


The IStreamBuilder interface has these methods.


The Backout method undoes steps taken in the IStreamBuilder::Render method. This includes disconnecting and removing any filters that were added inside Render.

The Render method completes rendering of the stream originating with this pin. This can involve adding filters to the filter graph and connecting them.


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)