RpcEpResolveBinding function

The RpcEpResolveBinding function resolves a partially-bound server binding handle into a fully-bound server binding handle.

Syntax

RPC_STATUS RpcEpResolveBinding(
  RPC_BINDING_HANDLE Binding,
  RPC_IF_HANDLE      IfSpec
);

Parameters

Binding

Partially-bound server binding handle to resolve to a fully-bound server binding handle.

IfSpec

Stub-generated structure specifying the interface of interest.

Return value

Value Meaning
RPC_S_OK
The call succeeded.
RPC_S_INVALID_BINDING
The binding handle was invalid.
RPC_S_WRONG_KIND_OF_BINDING
This was the wrong kind of binding for the operation.
 
Note  For a list of valid error codes, see RPC Return Values.
 

Remarks

An application calls the RpcEpResolveBinding function to resolve a partially-bound server binding handle into a fully-bound binding handle.

Resolving binding handles requires an interface UUID and an object UUID (which may be nil). The RPC run-time library asks the endpoint-mapping service on the host specified by the Binding parameter to look up an endpoint for a compatible server instance. To find the endpoint, the endpoint-mapping service looks in the endpoint-map database for the interface UUID in the IfSpec parameter and the object UUID in the Binding parameter, if any.

How the resolve-binding operation functions depends on whether the specified binding handle is partially- or fully-bound. When the client specifies a partially-bound handle, the resolve-binding operation has the following possible outcomes:

  • If no compatible server instances are registered in the endpoint-map database, the resolve-binding operation returns the EPT_S_NOT_REGISTERED status code.
  • If a compatible server instance is registered in the endpoint-map database, the resolve-binding operation returns a fully-bound binding and the RPC_S_OK status code.
When the client specifies a fully-bound binding handle, the resolve-binding operation returns the specified binding handle and the RPC_S_OK status code. The resolve-binding operation does not contact the endpoint-mapping service.

In neither the partially- nor the fully-bound binding case does the resolve-binding operation contact a compatible server instance.

Note  Calling RpcEpResolveBinding is not strictly necessary. If an RPC call is made on a partially-bound server binding handle, the RPC run time takes the necessary steps to make the binding into fully bound binding handle. The RPC run time calls RpcEpResolveBinding, but does so more efficiently due to additional caching techniques. In Windows XP and Windows 2000, applications have no reason to call RpcEpResolveBinding.
 

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header rpcdce.h (include Rpc.h)
Library Rpcrt4.lib
DLL Rpcrt4.dll

See also

RpcBindingFromStringBinding

RpcBindingReset

RpcEpRegister

RpcEpRegisterNoReplace

RpcNsBindingImportBegin

RpcNsBindingImportDone

RpcNsBindingImportNext