GPIO_CLIENT_WRITE_PINS callback function

The CLIENT_WriteGpioPins event callback function writes to a set of general-purpose I/O (GPIO) pins that are configured as data outputs.



NTSTATUS GpioClientWritePins(
  PVOID Context,



A pointer to the GPIO controller driver's device context.


A pointer to a GPIO_WRITE_PINS_PARAMETERS structure that describes a bank of GPIO pins and that contains the data to write to these pins.

Return Value

The CLIENT_WriteGpioPins function returns STATUS_SUCCESS if the call is successful. Otherwise, it returns an appropriate error code.


This callback function is implemented by the GPIO controller driver. GpioClx calls this function.

All of the pins in the PinNumberTable array belong to the bank identified by the BankId parameter.

To register your driver's CLIENT_WriteGpioPins callback function, call the GPIO_CLX_RegisterClient method. This method accepts, as an input parameter, a pointer to a GPIO_CLIENT_REGISTRATION_PACKET structure that contains a CLIENT_WriteGpioPins function pointer.

The CLIENT_WriteGpioPins function can be called from the interrupt service routine (ISR) in GpioClx. This ISR runs either at PASSIVE_LEVEL or DIRQL, depending on the device information that the CLIENT_QueryControllerBasicInformation callback function supplies to GpioClx. The CLIENT_QueryControllerBasicInformation function provides device information in the form of a CLIENT_CONTROLLER_BASIC_INFORMATION structure. If the MemoryMappedController flag bit is set in the Flags member of this structure, the GpioClx ISR runs at DIRQL and calls the CLIENT_WriteGpioPins function at DIRQL. Otherwise, the ISR runs at PASSIVE_LEVEL and calls the function at PASSIVE_LEVEL. For more information about this flag bit, see Optional and Required GPIO Callback Functions.


To define a CLIENT_WriteGpioPins callback function, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of callback function you're defining. Windows provides a set of callback function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the callback function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define a CLIENT_WriteGpioPins callback function that is named MyEvtGpioWriteGpioPins, use the GPIO_CLIENT_WRITE_PINS function type, as shown in this code example:

Then, implement your callback function as follows:
    PVOID Context,
{ ... }
The GPIO_CLIENT_WRITE_PINS function type is defined in the Gpioclx.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation to your function definition. The _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the GPIO_CLIENT_WRITE_PINS function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for KMDF Drivers. For more information about _Use_decl_annotations_, see Annotating Function Behavior.


Minimum supported client Supported starting with Windows 8.
Target Platform Desktop
Header gpioclx.h
IRQL See Remarks.

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