CryptGetOIDFunctionAddress function (wincrypt.h)

The CryptGetOIDFunctionAddress function searches the list of registered and installed functions for an encoding type and object identifier (OID) match. If a match is found, the DLL that contains the function is, if necessary, loaded. If a match is found, a pointer to the function address and a pointer to the function handle are also returned. The reference count on the function handle is incremented.


BOOL CryptGetOIDFunctionAddress(
  [in]  DWORD             dwEncodingType,
  [in]  LPCSTR            pszOID,
  [in]  DWORD             dwFlags,
  [out] void              **ppvFuncAddr,


[in] hFuncSet

The function set handle previously obtained from a call to the CryptInitOIDFunctionSet function.

[in] dwEncodingType

Specifies the encoding type to be matched. Currently, only X509_ASN_ENCODING and PKCS_7_ASN_ENCODING are used; however, additional encoding types can be added in the future. To match both current encoding types, use:


For functions that do not use an encoding type, set this parameter to zero.

[in] pszOID

If the high-order word of the OID is nonzero, pszOID is a pointer to either an OID string such as "" or an ASCII string such as "file". If the high-order word of the OID is zero, the low-order word specifies the numeric identifier to be used as the object identifier. This resulting OID maps to the function that was either installed or registered with the same OID.

[in] dwFlags

This parameter can be the following value.

Value Meaning
Searches only the installed list of functions.

[out] ppvFuncAddr

A pointer to a pointer to a function address. If a match is found, ppvFuncAddr points to the function address.

[out] phFuncAddr

If a match is found, phFuncAddr points to the function handle. The reference count for the handle is incremented. When you have finished using the handle, release the handle by calling the CryptFreeOIDFunctionAddress function.

Note  By default, both the registered and installed function lists are searched. To search only the installed list of functions, set CRYPT_GET_INSTALLED_OID_FUNC_FLAG. This flag would be set by a registered function to get the address of a preinstalled function it was replacing. For example, the registered function might handle a new special case and call the preinstalled function to handle the remaining cases.

Return value

If the function succeeds and a match is found, the function returns nonzero (TRUE).

If the function fails or no match is found, it returns zero (FALSE). For extended error information, call GetLastError.


You can call CryptGetOIDFunctionAddress with the pszOID argument set to CMSG_DEFAULT_INSTALLABLE_FUNC_OID to get the default installable function for the following callback functions.

For retrieval of the default functions, set dwEncodingType to a bitwise OR combination of the following encoding types.



Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header wincrypt.h
Library Crypt32.lib
DLL Crypt32.dll

See also

OID Support Functions