This method retrieves an identifier for the pin.



  • Id
    [out] Pin identifier.

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.


This method and the IBaseFilter::FindPin method allow connections in a filter graph to be saved and restored. Because pins are identified only by their IPin interface pointers at run time, and pointer information cannot be reliably saved, an identifier is necessary to specify which pins belong to each filter. The implementation of this method by the pin provides a unique name that the filter graph manager can use to turn into an IPin interface pointer, by calling IBaseFilter::FindPin when the filter graph is restored.

The storage is allocated by the filter using the Win32 CoTaskMemAlloc function. The caller should free it by using CoTaskMemFree.

This method is implemented in the base classes by CBasePin::QueryId.


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

IPin Interface

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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