IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_LAYOUT IOCTL (winioctl.h)

Retrieves information for each entry in the partition tables for a disk.

Note

IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_LAYOUT has been superseded by IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_LAYOUT_EX, which retrieves layout information for AT and EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) partitions.

To perform this operation, call the DeviceIoControl function with the following parameters. You must have read access to the drive in order to use this control code.

BOOL DeviceIoControl(
  (HANDLE) hDevice,             // handle to device
  IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_LAYOUT,  // dwIoControlCode
  NULL,                         // lpInBuffer
  0,                            // nInBufferSize
  (LPVOID) lpOutBuffer,         // output buffer
  (DWORD) nOutBufferSize,       // size of output buffer
  (LPDWORD) lpBytesReturned,    // number of bytes returned
  (LPOVERLAPPED) lpOverlapped   // OVERLAPPED structure
);

Remarks

This operation retrieves information for each primary partition as well as each logical drive. To determine whether the entry is an extended or unused partition, check the Disk Partition Types.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header winioctl.h (include Windows.h)

See also