NPI_CLIENT_ATTACH_PROVIDER_FN callback function

A client module's ClientAttachProvider callback function attaches the client module to a provider module.

Syntax

NPI_CLIENT_ATTACH_PROVIDER_FN NpiClientAttachProviderFn;

NTSTATUS NpiClientAttachProviderFn(
  HANDLE NmrBindingHandle,
  PVOID ClientContext,
  PNPI_REGISTRATION_INSTANCE ProviderRegistrationInstance
)
{...}

Parameters

NmrBindingHandle

A handle used by the NMR to represent the binding between the client module and the provider module.

ClientContext

A pointer to the client module's registration context. The client module passes this pointer to the NMR when it calls the NmrRegisterClient function to register itself with the NMR.

ProviderRegistrationInstance

A pointer to an NPI_REGISTRATION_INSTANCE structure. This structure contains the provider module's registration data.

Return Value

A client module's ClientAttachProvider callback function returns one of the following NTSTATUS codes:

Return code Description
STATUS_SUCCESS
The client module and the provider module successfully attached to each other.
STATUS_NOINTERFACE
Either the client module did not attach to the provider module or the provider module did not attach to the client module.
Other status codes
An error occurred.

Remarks

After a client module has registered with the NMR, the NMR calls the client module's ClientAttachProvider callback function, once for each provider module that is registered as a provider of the same NPI for which the client module has registered as a client.

The NMR also calls a client module's ClientAttachProvider callback function whenever a new network module registers as a provider of the same NPI for which the client module has registered as a client.

A client module can examine the provider module's registration data. This data is in the structure pointed to by the ProviderRegistrationInstance parameter. The client module uses this data to determine whether it will attach to the provider module:

  • If the client module determines that it will attach to the provider module, then the ClientAttachProvider callback function calls the NmrClientAttachProvider function to continue the attachment process. In this situation the ClientAttachProvider callback function must return the status code that is returned by the call to the NmrClientAttachProvider function.
  • If the client module determines that it will not attach to the provider module, then the ClientAttachProvider callback function must return STATUS_NOINTERFACE.
If the client module successfully attaches to the provider module, it must save the handle provided in the NmrBindingHandle parameter. The client module passes this handle as a parameter to the NmrClientDetachProviderComplete function when it detaches from the provider module.

The NMR calls a client module's ClientAttachProvider callback function at IRQL = PASSIVE_LEVEL.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Available in Windows Vista and later versions of the Windows operating systems.
Target Platform Windows
Header netioddk.h (include Wsk.h)
IRQL PASSIVE_LEVEL

See Also

ClientDetachProvider

NPI_CLIENT_CHARACTERISTICS

NPI_REGISTRATION_INSTANCE

NmrClientAttachProvider

NmrClientDetachProviderComplete

NmrRegisterClient