IVdsDisk::GetProperties method (vds.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Returns property information for a disk.


HRESULT GetProperties(
  [out] VDS_DISK_PROP *pDiskProperties


[out] pDiskProperties

The address of the VDS_DISK_PROP structure allocated and passed in by the caller. VDS allocates memory for the pwszDiskAddress, pwszName, pwszFriendlyName, pwszAdaptorName, and pwszDevicePath member strings. Callers must free the strings by using the CoTaskMemFree function.

Return value

This method can return standard HRESULT values, such as E_INVALIDARG or E_OUTOFMEMORY, and VDS-specific return values. It can also return converted system error codes using the HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 macro. Errors can originate from VDS itself or from the underlying VDS provider that is being used. Possible return values include the following.

Return code/value Description
The properties were returned successfully.
Some but not all of the properties were successfully retrieved. Note that there are many possible reasons for failing to retrieve all properties, including device removal.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h
Library Uuid.lib

See also