IShellLibrary::ResolveFolder method (shobjidl_core.h)

Resolves the target location of a library folder, even if the folder has been moved or renamed.

Syntax

HRESULT ResolveFolder(
  [in]  IShellItem *psiFolderToResolve,
  [in]  DWORD      dwTimeout,
  [in]  REFIID     riid,
  [out] void       **ppv
);

Parameters

[in] psiFolderToResolve

Type: IShellItem*

An IShellItem object that represents the library folder to locate.

[in] dwTimeout

Type: DWORD

The maximum time, in milliseconds, the method will attempt to locate the folder before returning. If the folder could not be located before the specified time elapses, an error is returned.

[in] riid

Type: REFIID

A reference to the IID of the interface to get in ppv that will represent the resolved target location. This value is typically IID_IShellItem, but it can also be IID_IShellItem2 or the IID of any other interface that is implemented by CShellItem.

[out] ppv

Type: void**

A pointer to the interface requested in riid.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description
S_OK
The target folder was located and returned in ppv; however, the library has been updated so IShellLibrary::Commit or IShellLibrary::Save should be called to persist these changes.
S_FALSE
The target folder was located and returned in ppv.
E_
This method can return other error values.

Remarks

This method is a blocking call that can block the calling thread as long as the time specified in the dwTimeout parameter before returning. Because it blocks the thread from which it is called, it should not be called from a thread that also handles user interface interactions.

This method will not prompt the user to manually locate the folder if it cannot resolve the location.

For convenience, SHResolveFolderPathInLibrary can be used in place of this method.

It is recommended that you use the IID_PPV_ARGS macro, defined in Objbase.h, to package the riid and ppv parameters. This macro provides the correct IID based on the interface pointed to by the value in ppv, which eliminates the possibility of a coding error.

Examples

The following code example shows the helper function SHResolveFolderPathInLibrary, which wraps this method.

//
// from shobjidl.h
//
__inline HRESULT SHResolveFolderPathInLibrary(
    __in IShellLibrary *plib,
    __in PCWSTR pszFolderPath,
    __in DWORD dwTimeout,
    __deref_out PWSTR *ppszResolvedPath
)
{
    *ppszResolvedPath = NULL;
    PIDLIST_ABSOLUTE pidlFolder = 
      SHSimpleIDListFromPath(pszFolderPath);
    HRESULT hr = pidlFolder ? S_OK : E_INVALIDARG;
    if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
    {
        IShellItem *psiFolder;
        hr = SHCreateItemFromIDList(
          pidlFolder, 
          IID_PPV_ARGS(&psiFolder));

        if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
        {
            IShellItem *psiResolved;
            hr = plib->ResolveFolder(
              psiFolder, 
              dwTimeout, 
              IID_PPV_ARGS(&psiResolved));

            if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
            {
                hr = psiResolved->GetDisplayName(
                  SIGDN_DESKTOPABSOLUTEPARSING, 
                  ppszResolvedPath);
                psiResolved->Release();
            }
            psiFolder->Release();
        }
        CoTaskMemFree(pidlFolder);
    }
    return hr;
}

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h (include Shobjidl.h)

See also

IShellLibrary

IShellLibrary::Commit

IShellLibrary::Save

SHResolveFolderPathInLibrary

Windows Libraries