IImagingFactory::InstallImageCodec (Windows CE 5.0)

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This method is used to install an imaging codec.

HRESULT InstallImageCodec(  const ImageCodecInfo* codecInfo);


  • codecInfo
    [in] A pointer to an ImageCodecInfo object describing the codec to install.

Return Values

If successful, this method returns S_OK.

This method may return E_INVALIDARG if it fails.


This method is primarily for third-party codec developers.

To install an external codec DLL, first register the COM component for your DLL. After the COM component is registered, call the IImagingFactory::InstallImageCodec method to complete the installation.

To uninstall a codec DLL, complete the process in reverse order: First, call IImagingFactory::UninstallImageCodec; then deregisterer your COM component.


OS Versions: Windows CE 5.0 and later.
Header: Imaging.h.
Link Library: Imaging.

See Also

IImagingFactory | ImageCodecInfo | ImagingFactory::UninstallImageCodec

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