IPrintCoreUI2::GetGlobalAttribute method

The IPrintCoreUI2::GetGlobalAttribute method retrieves the global attribute list or the value of a specific global attribute.

Syntax

HRESULT GetGlobalAttribute(
  POEMUIOBJ poemuiobj,
  DWORD     dwFlags,
  PCSTR     pszAttribute,
  PDWORD    pdwDataType,
  PBYTE     pbData,
  DWORD     cbSize,
  PDWORD    pcbNeeded
);

Parameters

poemuiobj

Pointer to the current context, an OEMUIOBJ structure.

dwFlags

Is reserved and must be set to zero.

pszAttribute

Pointer to a caller-supplied buffer containing an ASCII string specifying the single attribute requested. If this parameter is NULL, the caller is requesting a list of all supported global attribute names, as opposed to specifying a specific global attribute name.

pdwDataType

Pointer to a memory location that receives a value specifying the data type of the requested attribute. This value is an enumerator of the EATTRIBUTE_DATATYPE enumeration, which is defined in printoem.h.

pbData

Pointer to a caller-supplied buffer that receives the requested data. To simply query for the number of bytes needed to fulfill a request, set this parameter to NULL.

cbSize

Specifies the size, in bytes of the buffer pointed to by pbData.

pcbNeeded

Pointer to a memory location that receives the actual size, in bytes, of the requested data.

Return Value

This method must return one of the following values.

Return code Description
S_OK
The method succeeded.
E_OUTOFMEMORY
The value in cbSize was smaller than the number of bytes to be written to the output buffer (the buffer pointed to by pbData).

The method was called with pbData set to NULL.

E_INVALIDARG
The method attempted to query for a nonexistent attribute.

The poemuiobj parameter pointed to an invalid context object.

E_FAIL
The method failed

Remarks

This method is supported only for Windows XP Pscript5 plug-ins, not for Unidrv plug-ins.

If this method is called with its pszAttribute and pbData parameters set to NULL, the method returns with *pcbNeeded set to the number of bytes needed for the list of all supported global attribute names. If the method is called a second time, with pszAttribute set to NULL and pbData pointing to a buffer of the size specified in *pcbNeeded in the previous call, the method returns with *pdwDataType set to kADT_ASCII (an enumerator of the EATTRIBUTE_DATATYPE enumerated type) and pbData pointing to a null-delimited list of all supported global attribute names. This list is terminated with two null characters.

To reduce the need to make two calls per data access, pass the method an output buffer of a fixed size (1 KB, for example), and then check the function return value. If the method returns S_OK, the buffer already contains the data of interest. If the method returns E_OUTOFMEMORY, the value in *pcbNeeded is the buffer size needed to hold the data of interest. The caller should then allocate a buffer of that larger size and proceed with a second call to the method.

For more information, see Using GetGlobalAttribute.

Requirements

   
Target Platform Desktop
Header prcomoem.h (include Prcomoem.h)

See Also

IPrintCoreUI2

IPrintCoreUI2::GetFeatureAttribute

IPrintCoreUI2::GetOptionAttribute

OEMUIOBJ