GetPackageInfo2 function

Gets the package information for the specified package, with the option to specify the type of folder path to retrieve for the package.

Syntax

LONG GetPackageInfo2(
  PACKAGE_INFO_REFERENCE packageInfoReference,
  const UINT32           flags,
  PackagePathType        packagePathType,
  UINT32                 *bufferLength,
  BYTE                   *buffer,
  UINT32                 *count
);

Parameters

packageInfoReference

Type: PACKAGE_INFO_REFERENCE

A reference to package information.

flags

Type: const UINT32

The package constants that specify how package information is retrieved.

packagePathType

Type: PackagePathType

Indicates the type of folder path to retrieve for the package (the original install folder or the mutable folder).

bufferLength

Type: UINT32*

On input, the size of buffer, in bytes. On output, the size of the package information returned, in bytes.

buffer

Type: BYTE*

The package information, represented as an array of PACKAGE_INFO structures.

count

Type: UINT32*

The number of packages in the buffer.

Return Value

Type: LONG

If the function succeeds it returns ERROR_SUCCESS. Otherwise, the function returns an error code. The possible error codes include the following.

Return code Description
ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER
The buffer is not large enough to hold the data. The required size is specified by bufferLength.

Remarks

The packagePathType parameter is useful for applications that use the windows.mutablePackageDirectories extension in their package manifest. This extension specifies a folder under the %ProgramFiles%\ModifiableWindowsApps path where the contents of the application's install folder are projected so that users can modify the installation files. This feature is currently available only for certain types of desktop PC games that are published by Microsoft and our partners, and it enables these types of games to support mods.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 10 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2016 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header appmodel.h

See Also

GetPackageInfo

GetCurrentPackageInfo2

ClosePackageInfo

GetCurrentPackageInfo

GetPackagePath

OpenPackageInfoByFullName