VARIANT structure

VARIANTARG describes arguments passed within DISPPARAMS, and VARIANT to specify variant data that cannot be passed by reference.

When a variant refers to another variant by using the VT_VARIANT | VT_BYREF vartype, the variant being referred to cannot also be of type VT_VARIANT | VT_BYREF. VARIANTs can be passed by value, even if VARIANTARGs cannot.

Syntax

typedef struct tagVARIANT {
  union {
    struct {
      VARTYPE vt;
      WORD    wReserved1;
      WORD    wReserved2;
      WORD    wReserved3;
      union {
        LONGLONG     llVal;
        LONG         lVal;
        BYTE         bVal;
        SHORT        iVal;
        FLOAT        fltVal;
        DOUBLE       dblVal;
        VARIANT_BOOL boolVal;
        SCODE        scode;
        VARIANT_BOOL __OBSOLETE__VARIANT_BOOL;
        CY           cyVal;
        DATE         date;
        BSTR         bstrVal;
        IUnknown     *punkVal;
        IDispatch    *pdispVal;
        SAFEARRAY    *parray;
        BYTE         *pbVal;
        SHORT        *piVal;
        LONG         *plVal;
        LONGLONG     *pllVal;
        FLOAT        *pfltVal;
        DOUBLE       *pdblVal;
        VARIANT_BOOL *pboolVal;
        SCODE        *pscode;
        CY           *pcyVal;
        VARIANT_BOOL *__OBSOLETE__VARIANT_PBOOL;
        DATE         *pdate;
        BSTR         *pbstrVal;
        IUnknown     **ppunkVal;
        IDispatch    **ppdispVal;
        SAFEARRAY    **pparray;
        VARIANT      *pvarVal;
        PVOID        byref;
        CHAR         cVal;
        USHORT       uiVal;
        ULONG        ulVal;
        ULONGLONG    ullVal;
        INT          intVal;
        UINT         uintVal;
        DECIMAL      *pdecVal;
        CHAR         *pcVal;
        USHORT       *puiVal;
        ULONG        *pulVal;
        ULONGLONG    *pullVal;
        INT          *pintVal;
        UINT         *puintVal;
        struct {
          PVOID       pvRecord;
          IRecordInfo *pRecInfo;
        } __VARIANT_NAME_4;
      } __VARIANT_NAME_3;
    } __VARIANT_NAME_2;
    DECIMAL decVal;
  } __VARIANT_NAME_1;
} VARIANT;

Members

__VARIANT_NAME_1

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.vt

Type: VARTYPE The type of data in the union.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.wReserved1

Type: WORD Reserved.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.wReserved2

Type: WORD Reserved.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.wReserved3

Type: WORD Reserved.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3

__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.bool

Type: _VARIANT_BOOL A 16-bit Boolean value. A value of 0xFFFF (all bits 1) indicates true; a value of 0 (all bits 0) indicates false. No other values are valid.

__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pbool

Type: _VARIANT_BOOL* A reference to a 16-bit Boolean value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.llVal

Type: LONGLONG An 8-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.lVal

Type: LONG A 4-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.bVal

Type: BYTE An unsigned 1-byte character.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.iVal

Type: SHORT A 2-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.fltVal

Type: FLOAT A 4-byte real value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.dblVal

Type: DOUBLE An 8-byte real value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.boolVal

Type: VARIANT_BOOL A 16-bit Boolean value. A value of 0xFFFF (all bits 1) indicates true; a value of 0 (all bits 0) indicates false. No other values are valid.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.scode

Type: SCODE An SCODE value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.__OBSOLETE__VARIANT_BOOL

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.cyVal

Type: CY A currency value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.date

Type: DATE A date and time value. Dates are represented as double-precision numbers, where midnight, January 1, 1900 is 2.0, January 2, 1900 is 3.0, and so on.

The date can be converted to and from an MS-DOS representation using VariantTimeToDosDateTime.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.bstrVal

Type: BSTR A string value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.punkVal

Type: IUnknown* A pointer to an object that implements the IUnknown interface.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pdispVal

Type: IDispatch* A pointer to an object was specified.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.parray

Type: SAFEARRAY* A safe array descriptor, which describes the dimensions, size, and in-memory location of the array.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pbVal

Type: BYTE* A reference to an unsigned 1-byte character.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.piVal

Type: SHORT* A reference to a 2-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.plVal

Type: LONG* A reference to a 4-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pllVal

Type: LONGLONG* A reference to an 8-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pfltVal

Type: FLOAT* A reference to a 4-byte real value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pdblVal

Type: DOUBLE* A reference to an 8-byte real value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pboolVal

Type: VARIANT_BOOL* A reference to a 16-bit Boolean value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pscode

Type: SCODE* A reference to an SCODE value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pcyVal

Type: CY* A reference to a currency value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.__OBSOLETE__VARIANT_PBOOL

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pdate

Type: DATE* A reference to a date and time value. Dates are represented as double-precision numbers, where midnight, January 1, 1900 is 2.0, January 2, 1900 is 3.0, and so on.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pbstrVal

Type: BSTR* A reference to a string value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.ppunkVal

Type: IUnknown** A reference to an IUnknown interface pointer.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.ppdispVal

Type: IDispatch** A reference to an object pointer.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pparray

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pvarVal

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.byref

Type: PVOID A generic value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.cVal

Type: CHAR A 1-byte character value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.uiVal

Type: USHORT An unsigned 2-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.ulVal

Type: ULONG An unsigned 4-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.ullVal

Type: ULONGLONG An unsigned 8-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.intVal

Type: INT An integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.uintVal

Type: UINT An unsigned integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pdecVal

Type: DECIMAL* A decimal value, which is stored as 96-bit (12-byte) unsigned integers scaled by a variable power of 10.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pcVal

Type: CHAR* A reference to a 1-byte character value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.puiVal

Type: USHORT* A reference to an unsigned 2-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pulVal

Type: ULONG* A reference to an unsigned 4-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pullVal

Type: ULONGLONG* A reference to an unsigned 8-byte integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.pintVal

Type: INT* A reference to an integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.puintVal

Type: UINT* A reference to an unsigned integer value.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.__VARIANT_NAME_4

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.__VARIANT_NAME_4.pvRecord

Type: PVOID A reference to a database record.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.__VARIANT_NAME_2.__VARIANT_NAME_3.__VARIANT_NAME_4.pRecInfo

Type: IRecordInfo* A reference to a UDT.

__VARIANT_NAME_1.decVal

Type: DECIMAL A decimal value.

Requirements

   
Header oaidl.h