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Compares two entry identifiers to determine whether they refer to the same object.
HRESULT CompareEntryIDs( ULONG cbEntryID1, LPENTRYID lpEntryID1, ULONG cbEntryID2, LPENTRYID lpEntryID2, ULONG ulFlags, ULONG FAR * lpulResult );
[in] The byte count in the entry identifier pointed to by the lpEntryID1 parameter.
[in] A pointer to the first entry identifier to be compared.
[in] The byte count in the entry identifier pointed to by the lpEntryID2 parameter.
[in] A pointer to the second entry identifier to be compared.
[in] Reserved; must be zero.
[out] A pointer to the result of the comparison. TRUE if the two entry identifiers refer to the same object; otherwise, FALSE.
The comparison was successful.
One or both of the entry identifiers specified as parameters do not refer to valid objects, possibly because they are currently unopened and unavailable.
The IMAPISupport::CompareEntryIDs method is implemented for address book and message store provider support objects. CompareEntryIDs compares two entry identifiers that belong to a single service provider to determine whether they refer to the same object. MAPI extracts the MAPIUID portion from the entry identifiers to determine the service provider responsible for the objects. MAPI then calls its logon object's CompareEntryIDs method to perform the comparison.
Notes to Callers
CompareEntryIDs is useful because an object can have more than one valid entry identifier. This situation can occur, for example, after a new version of a service provider is installed.
If CompareEntryIDs returns an error, do not take any action based on the result of the comparison. Instead, take the most conservative approach possible. CompareEntryIDs might fail if, for example, one or both of the entry identifiers contain an invalid MAPIUID structure.