LPNSPV2LOOKUPSERVICENEXTEX callback function (ws2spi.h)

The NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx function is called after obtaining a handle from a previous call to NSPv2LookupServiceBegin in order to retrieve the requested information from a namespace version-2 service provider.


LPNSPV2LOOKUPSERVICENEXTEX Lpnspv2lookupservicenextex;

void Lpnspv2lookupservicenextex(
  [in]      HANDLE hAsyncCall,
  [in]      HANDLE hLookup,
  [in]      DWORD dwControlFlags,
  [in, out] LPDWORD lpdwBufferLength,
  [out]     LPWSAQUERYSET2W lpqsResults


[in] hAsyncCall

A handle returned from the previous call to NSPv2LookupServiceBegin used for asynchronous calls.

[in] hLookup

A handle returned from the previous call to NSPv2LookupServiceBegin.

[in] dwControlFlags

The flags used to control the next operation. Currently, only LUP_FLUSHPREVIOUS is defined as a means to handle a result set that is too large. If an application cannot supply a large enough buffer, setting LUP_FLUSHPREVIOUS instructs the provider to discard the last result set, which was too large, and move to the next set for this call.

[in, out] lpdwBufferLength

The size, in bytes, on input, that is contained in the buffer pointed to by lpqsResults. On output, if the function fails and the error is WSAEFAULT, then it contains the minimum size, in bytes to pass for the lpqsResults to retrieve the record.

[out] lpqsResults

A pointer to a memory block that will contain, on return, one result set in a WSAQUERYSET2 structure.

Return value

The function should return NO_ERROR (zero) if the routine succeeds. It should return SOCKET_ERROR (that is, 1) if the routine fails and it must set the appropriate error code using WSASetLastError.

Error code Meaning
A call to NSPv2LookupServiceEnd was made while this call was still processing. The call has been canceled. The data in the lpqsResults buffer is undefined.

In Windows Sockets 2, conflicting error codes are defined for WSAECANCELLED (10103) and WSA_E_CANCELLED (10111).The error code WSAECANCELLED will be removed in a future version and only WSA_E_CANCELLED will remain. Namespace providers should use the WSA_E_CANCELLED error code to maintain compatibility with the widest possible range of applications.

There is no more data available.

In Windows Sockets 2, conflicting error codes are defined for WSAENOMORE (10102) and WSA_E_NO_MORE (10110).The error code WSAENOMORE will be removed in a future version and only WSA_E_NO_MORE will remain. Namespace providers should use the WSA_E_NO_MORE error code to maintain compatibility with the widest possible range of applications.

The lpqsResults buffer was too small to contain a WSAQUERYSET set.
One or more parameters are invalid, or missing, for this provider.
The specified lookup handle is invalid.
The name was found in the database, but no data, matching the given restrictions, was located.
The service is unknown. The service cannot be found in the specified namespace.
There is not enough memory available to perform this operation.


The NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx function is used as part of the namespace service provider version-2 (NSPv2) architecture available on Windows Vista and later.

On Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx function can only be used for operations on NS_EMAIL namespace providers.

The provider will pass a WSAQUERYSET2 structure in the lpqsResults buffer. The client should call the NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx function until it returns WSA_E_NOMORE, indicating that all the WSAQUERYSET2 structures have been returned.

The dwControlFlags specified in this function and the ones specified at the time of NSPv2LookupServiceBegin are handled as "restrictions" for the purpose of combination. The restrictions are combined between the ones at NSPv2LookupServiceBegin time and the ones at NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx time. Therefore, the flags at NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx can never increase the amount of data returned beyond what was requested at NSPv2LookupServiceBegin, although it is not an error to specify more or less flags. The flags specified at a given NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx apply only to that call.

The dwControlFlags LUP_FLUSHPREVIOUS and LUP_RES_SERVICE are exceptions to the combined restrictions rule (because they are behavior flags instead of "restriction" flags). If either flag is used in NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx, they have their defined effect regardless of the setting of the same flags at NSPv2LookupServiceBegin.

For example, if LUP_RETURN_VERSION is specified at NSPv2LookupServiceBegin, the service provider retrieves records including the version. If LUP_RETURN_VERSION is not specified at NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx, the returned information does not include the version, even though it was available. No error is generated.

Also for example, if LUP_RETURN_BLOB is not specified at NSPv2LookupServiceBegin, but is specified at NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx, the returned information does not include the private data. No error is generated.

The NSPv2LookupServiceNextEx function is typically called at least twice. The first time to get the size of the needed buffer to receive the WSAQUERYSET2 pointed to by the lpqsResults parameter, and the second time to get the actual query result set. On the first call, the NSPv2 provider should return the size necessary for the WSAQUERYSET2 results.

The WSAQUERYSET2 structure pointed to by the lpqsResults parameter that is returned is only useful in the same process context, since several of the members in the WSAQUERYSET2 structure contains pointers to the actual data returned. If the query result needs to be passed to another process (using RPC, for example), then it will be necessary to serialize and marshal the data returned in the WSAQUERYSET2 structure pointed to by the lpqsResults parameter including the data pointed to by members in the WSAQUERYSET2 structure. The data needs to be serialized in a form that can be passed across process boundaries. Just passing a copy of the WSAQUERYSET2 structure is insufficient, since only pointers to data will be passed and the actual data will be unavailable to other processes.

Query Results

The following table lists WSAQUERYSET2 and describes how query results are represented in the **WSAQUERYSET2** structure. For more information, see Query-Related Data Structures.
WSAQUERYSET2 member name Result interpretation
**dwSize** The size, in bytes, of WSAQUERYSET2 structure. This is used as a versioning mechanism.
**lpszServiceInstanceName** A string that contains the service name.
**lpVersion** References version number of the particular service instance.
**lpszComment** A comment string supplied by service instance. This member is optional, dependent on the requirements of the NSPv2 service provider.
**dwNameSpace** The namespace identifier in which the name or service instance was found.
**lpNSProviderId** The specific namespace provider that supplied this query result.
**lpszContext** The context point in a hierarchical namespace at which the service is located.
**dwNumberOfProtocols** This member is undefined for results.
**lpafpProtocols** This member is undefined for results. All needed protocol information is in the CSADDR_INFO structures.
**lpszQueryString** When dwControlFlags includes **LUP_RETURN_QUERY_STRING**, this member returns the unparsed remainder of the **lpszServiceInstanceName** specified in the original query. For example, in a namespace that identifies services by hierarchical names that specify a host name and a file path within that host, the address returned might be the host address and the unparsed remainder might be the file path. If the **lpszServiceInstanceName** is fully parsed and **LUP_RETURN_QUERY_STRING** is used, this member is null or points to a zero-length string.
**dwNumberOfCsAddrs** The number of elements in the array of CSADDR_INFO structures.
**lpcsaBuffer** A pointer to an array of CSADDR_INFO structures, with one complete transport address contained within each element.
**dwOutputFlags** The **RESULT_IS_ALIAS** flag indicates this is an alias result.
**lpBlob** A pointer to a provider-specific entity. This member is optional, dependent on the requirements of the NSPv2 service provider.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ws2spi.h

See also