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The GetDeviceId method gets the device identifier of the device that is represented by the device-topology object.

HRESULT GetDeviceId(
  LPWSTR  *ppwstrDeviceId



[out]  Pointer to a pointer variable into which the method writes the address of a null-terminated, wide-character string that contains the device identifier. The method allocates the storage for the string. The caller is responsible for freeing the storage, when it is no longer needed, by calling the CoTaskMemFree function. If the GetDeviceId call fails, *ppwstrDeviceId is NULL. For information about CoTaskMemFree, see the Windows SDK documentation.

Return Value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, possible return codes include, but are not limited to, the values shown in the following table.

Return code Description
D_POINTER Pointer ppwstrDeviceId is NULL.
E_OUTOFMEMORY Out of memory.


The device identifier obtained from this method can be used as an input parameter to the IMMDeviceEnumerator::GetDevice method.

For a code example that uses the GetDeviceId method, see Using the IKsControl Interface to Access Audio Properties.


Client: Windows Vista

Header: Include Devicetopology.h.

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