IWICBitmapDecoderInfo::GetPatterns method (wincodec.h)

Retrieves the file pattern signatures supported by the decoder.


HRESULT GetPatterns(
  [in]  UINT             cbSizePatterns,
  [out] WICBitmapPattern *pPatterns,
  [out] UINT             *pcPatterns,
  [out] UINT             *pcbPatternsActual


[in] cbSizePatterns

Type: UINT

The array size of the pPatterns array.

[out] pPatterns

Type: WICBitmapPattern*

Receives a list of WICBitmapPattern objects supported by the decoder.

[out] pcPatterns

Type: UINT*

Receives the number of patterns the decoder supports.

[out] pcbPatternsActual

Type: UINT*

Receives the actual buffer size needed to retrieve all pattern signatures supported by the decoder.

Return value


If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


To retrieve all pattern signatures, this method should first be called with pPatterns set to NULL to retrieve the actual buffer size needed through pcbPatternsActual. Once the needed buffer size is known, allocate a buffer of the needed size and call GetPatterns again with the allocated buffer.


Minimum supported client Windows XP with SP2, Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header wincodec.h
Library Windowscodecs.lib
DLL Windowscodecs.dll