GUIDFromString function

[GUIDFromString is available through Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. Applications should use CLSIDFromString or IIDFromString in place of this function.]

Converts a string to a GUID.

Syntax

BOOL GUIDFromString(
  _In_  LPCTSTR psz,
  _Out_ LPGUID  pguid
);

Parameters

psz [in]

Type: LPCTSTR

A pointer to the null-terminated string to convert. The string should be in the following form:

{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

pguid [out]

Type: LPGUID

Pointer to a buffer to receive the GUID when this method returns.

Return value

Type: BOOL

TRUE if the GUID was created successfully; otherwise, FALSE.

Remarks

This function is not declared in a header or exported by name from a .dll file. It must be loaded from Shell32.dll as ordinal 703 for GUIDFromStringA and ordinal 704 for GUIDFromStringW.

It can also be accessed from Shlwapi.dll as ordinal 269 for GUIDFromStringA and ordinal 270 for GUIDFromStringW.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
DLL
Shell32.dll
Unicode and ANSI names
GUIDFromStringW (Unicode) and GUIDFromStringA (ANSI)