GetStandardColorSpaceProfileW function (icm.h)

Retrieves the color profile registered for the specified standard color space.


BOOL GetStandardColorSpaceProfileW(
  PCWSTR pMachineName,
  PWSTR  pBuffer,
  PDWORD pcbSize



Reserved. Must be NULL. This parameter is intended to point to the name of the computer on which to get a standard color space profile. A NULL pointer indicates the local machine.


Specifies the ID value of the standard color space for which to retrieve the profile. The only valid values for this parameter are LCS_sRGB and LCS_WINDOWS_COLOR_SPACE.


Pointer to the buffer in which the name of the profile is to be placed. If NULL, the call will return TRUE and the required size of the buffer is placed in pdwSize.


Pointer to a variable containing the size in bytes of the buffer pointed to by pProfileName. On return, the variable contains the size of the buffer actually used or needed.

Return value

If this function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If this function fails, the return value is FALSE. For extended error information, call GetLastError.


If the buffer pointed to by pProfileName is to be dynamically allocated by an application, the application can call the GetStandardColorSpaceProfile function to retrieve the size required for the buffer. If GetStandardColorSpaceProfile is called with pProfileName set to NULL, it will return FALSE and the DWORD pointed at by pdwSize will contain the number of bytes needed for the buffer pointed at by pProfileName. The application can then allocate the buffer and call GetStandardColorSpaceProfile again with pProfileName set to the address of the buffer.

This function supports Windows Color System (WCS) device model profiles (DMPs) in addition to International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles. It does not support WCS CAMP or GMMP profiles and will return an error if such profiles are used.

Overview of Windows Vista Specific Functionality

This will support WCS DMPs in addition to ICC profiles. It will not support WCS CAMP or GMMP profiles and will return an error if such profiles are used with this API.

Per-user/LUA support

This will retrieve the color profile registered for the given standard color space for current user. If there is no such setting for the current user, it retrieves the system wide setting.


This is executable in LUA context.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Header icm.h
Library Mscms.lib
DLL Mscms.dll

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