ICertPropertyDescription::Initialize method (certenroll.h)

The Initialize method initializes the object from a string that contains descriptive information about the certificate. Use this property to create a string that can be displayed in user interfaces that enumerate certificate properties. This method is web enabled.

Syntax

HRESULT Initialize(
  [in] BSTR strDescription
);

Parameters

[in] strDescription

A BSTR variable that contains a description. The string length cannot exceed 260 characters.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the function returns S_OK.

If the function fails, it returns an HRESULT value that indicates the error. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table. For a list of common error codes, see Common HRESULT Values.

Return code/value Description
HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_ALREADY_INITIALIZED)
The object is already initialized.
HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_FILENAME_EXCED_RANGE)
The string length exceeds 260 characters.

Remarks

Call the SetValueOnCertificate method to associate the property with a certificate. Call the Description property to retrieve the description string.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header certenroll.h
DLL CertEnroll.dll

See also

ICertProperties

ICertProperty

ICertPropertyDescription

ICertPropertyFriendlyName