The IcmpCreateFile function opens a handle on which IPv4 ICMP echo requests can be issued.
HANDLE IcmpCreateFile( );
This function has no parameters.
The IcmpCreateFile function returns an open handle on success. On failure, the function returns INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE. Call the GetLastError function for extended error information.
The IcmpCreateFile function is exported from the Icmp.dll on Windows 2000. The IcmpCreateFile function is exported from the Iphlpapi.dll on Windows XP and later. Windows version checking is not recommended to use this function. Applications requiring portability with this function across Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and later Windows versions should not statically link to either the Icmp.lib or the Iphlpapi.lib file. Instead, the application should check for the presence of IcmpCreateFile in the Iphlpapi.dll with calls to LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress. Failing that, the application should check for the presence of IcmpCreateFile in the Icmp.dll with calls to LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress.
Note that the include directive for Iphlpapi.h header file must be placed before the Icmpapi.h header file.
The following example opens a handle on which ICMP echo requests can be issued.
#include <windows.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <iphlpapi.h> #include <icmpapi.h>
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|DLL||Iphlpapi.dll on Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP; Icmp.dll on Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional|