OpenWindowStationA function

Opens the specified window station.

Syntax

HWINSTA OpenWindowStationA(
  LPCSTR      lpszWinSta,
  BOOL        fInherit,
  ACCESS_MASK dwDesiredAccess
);

Parameters

lpszWinSta

The name of the window station to be opened. Window station names are case-insensitive.

This window station must belong to the current session.

fInherit

If this value is TRUE, processes created by this process will inherit the handle. Otherwise, the processes do not inherit this handle.

dwDesiredAccess

The access to the window station. For a list of access rights, see Window Station Security and Access Rights.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle to the specified window station.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

After you are done with the handle, you must call CloseWindowStation to free the handle.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

CloseWindowStation

ExitWindows

ExitWindowsEx

Window Station and Desktop Functions

Window Stations