This method indicates whether the object has changed since it was last saved to its current storage.

HRESULT IsDirty(void);

Return Values

  • S_OK
    The object has changed since it was last saved.
    The object has not changed since the last save.


This method checks whether an object has changed since it was last saved so you can save it before closing it. The dirty flag for an object is conditionally cleared in the IPersistStorage::Save method.

For example, you could optimize a File:Save operation by calling the IPersistStorageInit::IsDirty method for each object and then calling the IPersistStorage::Save method only for those objects that are dirty.

Notes to Callers

You should treat any error return codes as an indication that the object has changed. In other words, unless this method explicitly returns S_FALSE, you must assume that the object needs to be saved.

Notes to Implementers

A container with one or more contained objects must maintain an internal dirty flag that is set whenever any of its contained objects are dirty.


Runs On Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 3.0 and later Ocidl.h    

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

See Also

IAdviseSink::OnDataChange, IPersistStorage::Save

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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