IFileIsInUse::GetAppName method (shobjidl_core.h)

Retrieves the name of the application that is using the file.

Syntax

HRESULT GetAppName(
  LPWSTR *ppszName
);

Parameters

ppszName

Type: LPWSTR*

The address of a pointer to a buffer that, when this method returns successfully, receives the application name.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

This information can be passed to the user in a dialog box so that the user knows the source of the conflict and can act accordingly. For instance "File.txt is in use by Litware."

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h (include Shobjidl.h)