SoftwareUpdateMessageBox function

Displays a standard message box that can be used to notify a user that an application has been updated.

Syntax

DWORD SoftwareUpdateMessageBox(
  HWND           hWnd,
  PCWSTR         pszDistUnit,
  DWORD          dwFlags,
  LPSOFTDISTINFO psdi
);

Parameters

hWnd

Type: HWND

A handle to the parent window.

pszDistUnit

Type: PCWSTR

The string value containing the identifier for the code distribution unit. For ActiveX controls, pszDistUnit is typically a GUID.

dwFlags

Type: DWORD

Reserved. Must be set to zero.

psdi

Type: LPSOFTDISTINFO

A pointer to a SOFTDISTINFO structure that, when this method returns successfully, receives the update information. The cbSize member must be initialized to the sizeof(SOFTDISTINFO).

Return Value

Type: DWORD

Returns one of the following values.

Return code Description
IDNO
The user clicked the Do Not Update button on the dialog box.
IDYES
The user clicked the Update Now or About Update button. The application should navigate to the HTML page referred to by the szHREF member of the structure pointed to by psdi.
IDIGNORE
There is no pending software update.
IDABORT
An error occurred.

Remarks

The preferred way to handle updates is to author a Channel Definition Format (CDF) with an Open Software Description (OSD) vocabulary and make the shortcut OSD-aware. Refer to the Channel Definition Format documentation for details.

The SoftwareUpdateMessageBox function is intended to be used in the case where Shell shortcut hooks do not work. One example is an application that was not installed on the start menu. If that application needs to do its own software update check, it should use this function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlobj.h
DLL Shdocvw.dll