HidD_SetOutputReport function (hidsdi.h)

The HidD_SetOutputReport routine sends an output report to a top-level collection.


BOOLEAN HidD_SetOutputReport(
  [in] HANDLE HidDeviceObject,
  [in] PVOID  ReportBuffer,
  [in] ULONG  ReportBufferLength


[in] HidDeviceObject

An open handle to a top-level collection.

[in] ReportBuffer

Pointer to a caller-allocated output report buffer that the caller uses to specify a report ID.

For more information about this parameter, see the Remarks section.

[in] ReportBufferLength

The size of the report buffer in bytes. The report buffer must be large enough to hold the output report plus one additional byte that specifies a nonzero report ID. If report ID is not used, the ID value is zero.

Return value

If HidD_SetOutputReport succeeds, it returns TRUE; otherwise, it returns FALSE. Use GetLastError to get extended error information.


The correct ReportBufferLength is specified by the OutputReportByteLength member of a top-level collection's HIDP_CAPS structure returned from HidP_GetCaps call.

Before it calls the HidD_SetOutputReport routine, the caller must do the following:

For an example of how to prepare and a HID report and send it to a top-level collection, see the HClient sample application.

Only user-mode applications can call HidD_SetOutputReport. Kernel-mode drivers can use an IOCTL_HID_SET_OUTPUT_REPORT request.


Minimum supported client Available in Windows XP and later versions of Windows.
Target Platform Universal
Header hidsdi.h (include Hidsdi.h)
Library Hid.lib
DLL Hid.dll

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