ADsGetLastError function

The ADsGetLastError function retrieves the calling thread's last-error code value.

Syntax

HRESULT ADsGetLastError(
  OUT LPDWORD lpError,
  LPWSTR      lpErrorBuf,
  IN DWORD    dwErrorBufLen,
  LPWSTR      lpNameBuf,
  IN DWORD    dwNameBufLen
);

Parameters

lpError

Type: LPDWORD

Pointer to the location that receives the error code.

lpErrorBuf

Type: LPWSTR

Pointer to the location that receives the null-terminated Unicode string that describes the error.

dwErrorBufLen

Type: DWORD

Size, in characters, of the lpErrorBuf buffer. If the buffer is too small to receive the error string, the string is truncated, but still null-terminated. A buffer, of at least 256 bytes, is recommended.

lpNameBuf

Type: LPWSTR

Pointer to the location that receives the null-terminated Unicode string that describes the name of the provider that raised the error.

dwNameBufLen

Type: DWORD

Size, in characters, of the lpNameBuf buffer. If the buffer is too small to receive the name of the provider, the string is truncated, but still null-terminated.

Return Value

Type: HRESULT

This method supports standard return values, as well as the following.

Remarks

ADSI errors fall into two types according to the values of their facility code. The standard ADSI error codes have a facility code value of 0x5 and the extended ADSI error codes assume that of FACILITY_WIN32. The error values of the standard and extended ADSI error codes are of the forms of 0x80005xxx and 0x8007xxxx, respectively. Use the HRESULT_FACILITY(hr) macro to determine the ADSI error type.

Note  The WinNT ADSI provider does not support ADsGetLastError.
 
The following code example shows how to get Win32 error codes and their descriptions using ADsGetLastError.
C++
if (FAILED(hr))
{
    wprintf(L"An error occurred.\n  HRESULT: %x\n",hr);
    // If facility is Win32, get the Win32 error 
    if (HRESULT_FACILITY(hr)==FACILITY_WIN32)
    {
        DWORD dwLastError;
        WCHAR szErrorBuf[MAX_PATH];
        WCHAR szNameBuf[MAX_PATH];
        // Get extended error value.
        HRESULT hr_return =S_OK;
        hr_return = ADsGetLastError( &dwLastError,
                                       szErrorBuf,
                                       MAX_PATH,
                                       szNameBuf,
                                       MAX_PATH);
        if (SUCCEEDED(hr_return))
        {
             wprintf(L"Error Code: %d\n Error Text: %ws\n Provider: %ws\n", dwLastError, szErrorBuf, szNameBuf);
        }
    }
}
If hr is 80071392, the code example returns the following.
C++
An error occurred.
    HRESULT: 80071392
    Error Code: 8305
    Error Text: 00002071: UpdErr: DSID-030502F1, problem 6005 (ENTRY_EXISTS), data 0
    Provider: LDAP Provider
Note  The WinNT ADSI provider does not support ADsGetLastError.
 

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows Vista Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header adshlp.h
Library Activeds.lib
DLL Activeds.dll; AdsLdpc.dll

See Also

ADSI Error Codes

ADSI Functions

ADsSetLastError

GetLastError