This method adds a filter to the graph and names it by using the pName parameter.

HRESULT AddFilter(
  IBaseFilter* pFilter,


  • pFilter
    [in] Filter to add to the graph.
  • pName
    [in] Name of the filter.

Return Values

Returns an HRESULT value that depends on the implementation. HRESULT can be one of the following standard constants, or other values not listed.

Value Description
E_FAIL Failure.
E_POINTER Null pointer argument.
E_INVALIDARG Invalid argument.
E_NOTIMPL Method is not supported.
S_OK or NOERROR Success.


The name of the filter can be NULL, in which case the filter graph manager will generate a name. If the name is not NULL and is not unique, this method will modify the name in an attempt to generate a new unique name. If this is successful, this method returns VFW_S_DUPLICATE_NAME. If it cannot generate a unique name, it returns VFW_E_DUPLICATE_NAME.

AddFilter calls the filter's IBaseFilter::JoinFilterGraph method to inform the filter that it has been added. AddFilter must be called before attempting to use the IGraphBuilder::Connect, IFilterGraph::ConnectDirect, or IGraphBuilder::Render method to connect or render pins belonging to the added filter.


DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and link library requirements. See Setting Up the Build Environment for more information.

OS Versions: Windows CE 2.12 and later. Version 2.12 requires DXPAK 1.0 or later.

See Also

IFilterGraph Interface

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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