CWbemProviderGlue::GetAllDerivedInstances(LPCWSTR,TRefPointerCollection<CInstance>*,MethodContext*,LPCWSTR) method (wbemglue.h)

[The CWbemProviderGlue class is part of the WMI Provider Framework which is now considered in final state, and no further development, enhancements, or updates will be available for non-security related issues affecting these libraries. The MI APIs should be used for all new development.]

The GetAllDerivedInstances method retrieves a list of instances of a base class, or any children of that base class.


HRESULT GetAllDerivedInstances(
  LPCWSTR                          pszBaseClassName,
  TRefPointerCollection<CInstance> *pList,
  MethodContext                    *pMethodContext,
  LPCWSTR                          pszNamespace



Pointer to name of base class for which list should be returned.


Pointer to linked list of instances derived from the class specified by pszBaseClassName.


Pointer to the current context. A context must be provided to prevent deadlocks. Either use the context passed into the provider by Provider::EnumerateInstances or Provider::ExecQuery, or else obtain it from the instance using CInstance::GetMethodContext. This parameter must not be NULL.


Namespace of the class name specified by pszBaseClassName. When this parameter is NULL, the default namespace root\cimv2 is used.

Return value

The method returns WBEM_S_NO_ERROR if the operation was successful, WBEM_E_OUT_OF_MEMORY if the operation failed due to lack of memory, or any other HRESULT error code.


The GetAllDerivedInstances method allows framework providers to access data from other providers. Framework providers pass the name of a base class to GetAllDerivedInstances, which returns a list of all of the instances that derive from it.

The return codes include all the possible returns from IWbemServices::ExecQuery.

This method is semantically equivalent to the query SELECT * FROM pszBaseClassName.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header wbemglue.h (include FwCommon.h)
Library FrameDyn.lib
DLL FrameDynOS.dll; FrameDyn.dll