PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement function (wdm.h)

The PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement routine completes the registration of a device with the power management framework (PoFx) and starts device power management.


void PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement(
  [in] POHANDLE Handle


[in] Handle

A handle that represents the registration of the device with the power management framework (PoFx). The device driver previously received this handle from the PoFxRegisterDevice routine.

Return value



After a driver calls the PoFxRegisterDevice routine to register a device with PoFx, all components in the device are fully on and in the active condition so that the driver can finish initializing the hardware. To start active power management, the driver must call PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement. By default, this call switches all components to the idle condition.

After PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement switches a component to the idle condition, PoFx might immediately start calling the driver's callback routines, even before PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement returns. PoFx calls the driver's ComponentIdleConditionCallback callback routine to indicate that a component has switched to the idle condition. The driver must not access a component that is in the idle condition. Before the driver can access the component, the driver must call the PoFxActivateComponent and wait for PoFx to call the driver's ComponentActiveConditionCallback callback routine. This callback informs the driver that the component is in the active condition and can safely be accessed.

If the driver requires a component to be in the active condition immediately after power management starts, the driver must explicitly activate the component by calling the PoFxActivateComponent routine, and this call must occur after the PoFxRegisterDevice call but before the PoFxStartDevicePowerManagement call.


Minimum supported client Available starting with Windows 8.
Target Platform Universal
Header wdm.h
Library Ntoskrnl.lib
DLL Ntoskrnl.exe

See also