IVdsOpenVDisk interface

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Defines methods for managing a virtual disk.


The IVdsOpenVDisk interface has these methods.

Method Description
IVdsOpenVDisk::Attach Attaches a virtual disk.
IVdsOpenVDisk::Compact Compacts the virtual disk to reduce the physical size of the backing file.
IVdsOpenVDisk::Detach Detaches a virtual disk.
IVdsOpenVDisk::DetachAndDelete Detaches a virtual disk and deletes the backing files.
IVdsOpenVDisk::Expand Increases the size of a virtual disk to the maximum size available on a fixed or expandable disk.
IVdsOpenVDisk::Merge Merges a child virtual disk with its parents in the differencing chain.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h