This method makes a connection to the calling pin.

HRESULT ReceiveConnection(
  IPin* pConnector,


  • pConnector
    [in] Connecting pin.
  • pmt
    [in] Media type of the samples to be streamed.

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 is intended for input pins only. Output pins should implement this to return an error. The pin should verify that it accepts the media type passed to it and return S_OK if so.

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


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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