IVdsVolumeMF3 interface (vds.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Provides methods to perform additional file system management operations on the volume object.


The IVdsVolumeMF3 interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IVdsVolumeMF3 also has these types of members:


The IVdsVolumeMF3 interface has these methods.


Formats a file system volume on a partition. This method is identical to the IVdsVolumeMF2::FormatEx method, except that formatting options are specified by using the Options parameter.

Takes the volume offline by using the IOCTL_VOLUME_OFFLINE control code.

Returns a list of volume GUID paths for the current volume.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h