This function retrieves the current status of the specified socket and function pair.

STATUS CardGetStatus(


  • pStatus
    Pointer to a CARD_STATUS structure used to return the status information.

Return Values

CERR_SUCCESS indicates success. If the CARD_STATUS structure referenced by the pStatus parameter contains invalid information in its hSocket member, this function returns CERR_BAD_SOCKET. If the pStatus parameter itself is invalid, this function returns CERR_BAD_ARGS.


The status is any of the event masks defined in the Cardserv.h header file, such as write protect, card lock, and battery dead. You can determine the status from the bit mask values this function retrieves in CARD_STATUS.

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Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Cardserv.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.

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 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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