IFunctionDiscoveryServiceProvider::Initialize method (functiondiscoveryprovider.h)

[Function Discovery is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.]

Initializes an object that provides a specific interface that has been bound to the resource represented by the function instance.


HRESULT Initialize(
  [in]  IFunctionInstance *pIFunctionInstance,
  [in]  REFIID            riid,
  [out] void              **ppv


[in] pIFunctionInstance

A pointer to an IFunctionInstance interface that represents the underlying resource.

[in] riid

A reference to the identifier of the interface to be used to communicate with the object.

[out] ppv

The interface pointer requested in riid. Upon successful return, *ppv contains the requested interface pointer. Upon failure, *ppv contains NULL.

Return value

Possible return values include, but are not limited to, the following.

Return code Description
The method completed successfully.
One of the parameters contains an invalid argument.


Any error code indicates failure. The provider should return an appropriate error code if it is unable to create the desired object.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header functiondiscoveryprovider.h

See also