IDirectInputJoyConfig8::AddNewHardware method (dinputd.h)

The IDirectInputJoyConfig8::AddNewHardware method displays the Add New Hardware dialog box which guides the user through installing a new input device.

Syntax

HRESULT AddNewHardware(
  HWND    ,
  REFGUID 
);

Parameters

unnamedParam1

Handle to the window that functions as the owner window for the user interface.

unnamedParam2

GUID that specifies the class of the hardware device to be added. DirectInput comes with the following class GUIDs already defined:

GUID_KeyboardClass

Keyboard devices.

GUID_MouseClass

Mouse devices.

GUID_MediaClass

Media devices, including joysticks.

GUID_HIDClass

HID devices.

Return value

Returns DI_OK if successful; otherwise, returns one of the following COM error values:

Return code Description
DIERR_INVALIDPARAM
(E_INVALIDARG). One or more parameters was invalid.
DIERR_INVALIDCLASSINSTALLER
The class installer for the specified device could not be found or is invalid.
DIERR_CANCELLED
The user canceled the operation.
DIERR_BADINF
The INF file for the device that the user selected could not be found or is invalid or damaged.
S_FALSE
DirectInput could not determine whether the operation completed successfully.

Requirements

   
Target Platform Desktop
Header dinputd.h (include Dinputd.h)