Key WRL APIs by Category
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The following tables list primary Windows Runtime C++ Template Library classes, structs, functions, and macros. Constructs in helper namespaces and classes are omitted. These lists augment the API documentation, which is arranged by namespace.
ActivationFactory Class Enables one or more classes to be activated by the Windows Runtime.
AsyncBase Class Implements the Windows Runtime asynchronous state machine.
ClassFactory Class Implements the basic functionality of the
ComPtr Class Creates a
smart pointer type that represents the interface specified by the template parameter. ComPtr automatically maintains a reference count for the underlying interface pointer and releases the interface when the reference count goes to zero.
Event Class (Windows Runtime C++ Template Library) Represents an event.
EventSource Class Represents an event.
EventSource member functions add, remove, and invoke event handlers.
FtmBase Class Represents a free-threaded marshaler object.
HandleT Class Represents a handle to an object.
HString Class Provides support for manipulating HSTRING handles.
HStringReference Class Represents an HSTRING that is created from an existing string.
Module Class Represents a collection of related objects.
Module::GenericReleaseNotifier Class Invokes an event handler when the last object in the current module is released. The event handler is specified by on a lambda, functor, or pointer-to-function.
Module::MethodReleaseNotifier Class Invokes an event handler when the last object in the current module is released. The event handler is specified by an object and its pointer-to-a-method member.
Module::ReleaseNotifier Class Invokes an event handler when the last object in a module is released.
RoInitializeWrapper Class Initializes the Windows Runtime.
RuntimeClass Class Represents an instantiated class that inherits the specified number of interfaces, and provides the specified Windows Runtime, classic COM, and weak reference support.
SimpleActivationFactory Class Provides a fundamental mechanism to create a Windows Runtime or classic COM base class.
SimpleClassFactory Class Provides a fundamental mechanism to create a base class.
WeakRef Class Represents a
weak reference that can be used by only the Windows Runtime, not classic COM. A weak reference represents an object that might or might not be accessible. Structures
ChainInterfaces Structure Specifies verification and initialization functions that can be applied to a set of interface IDs.
CloakedIid Structure Indicates to the
ChainInterfaces templates that the specified interface is not accessible in the IID list.
Implements Structure Implements
GetIid for the specified interfaces.
MixIn Structure Ensures that a runtime class derives from Windows Runtime interfaces, if any, and then classic COM interfaces.
Windows Runtime C++ Template Library (WRL)