SCardAddReaderToGroupA function (winscard.h)

The SCardAddReaderToGroup function adds a reader to a reader group.

Syntax

LONG SCardAddReaderToGroupA(
  SCARDCONTEXT hContext,
  LPCSTR       szReaderName,
  LPCSTR       szGroupName
);

Parameters

hContext

Handle that identifies the resource manager context. The resource manager context is set by a previous call to SCardEstablishContext. This parameter cannot be NULL.

szReaderName

Display name of the reader that you are adding.

szGroupName

Display name of the group to which you are adding the reader.

Value Meaning
SCARD_ALL_READERS
TEXT("SCard$AllReaders\000")
Group used when no group name is provided when listing readers. Returns a list of all readers, regardless of what group or groups the readers are in.
SCARD_DEFAULT_READERS
TEXT("SCard$DefaultReaders\000")
Default group to which all readers are added when introduced into the system.
SCARD_LOCAL_READERS
TEXT("SCard$LocalReaders\000")
Unused legacy value. This is an internally managed group that cannot be modified by using any reader group APIs. It is intended to be used for enumeration only.
SCARD_SYSTEM_READERS
TEXT("SCard$SystemReaders\000")
Unused legacy value. This is an internally managed group that cannot be modified by using any reader group APIs. It is intended to be used for enumeration only.

Return value

This function returns different values depending on whether it succeeds or fails.

Return code Description
Success
SCARD_S_SUCCESS.
Failure
An error code. For more information, see Smart Card Return Values.

Remarks

SCardAddReaderToGroup automatically creates the reader group specified if it does not already exist.

The SCardAddReaderToGroup function is a database management function. For more information on other database management functions, see Smart Card Database Management Functions.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to add a smart card reader to a group. The example assumes that lReturn is an existing variable of type LONG, that hContext is a valid handle received from a previous call to the SCardEstablishContext function, and that "MyReader" and "MyReaderGroup" are known by the system through previous calls to the SCardIntroduceReader and SCardIntroduceReaderGroup functions, respectively.


lReturn = SCardAddReaderToGroup( hContext, 
                                L"MyReader",
                                L"MyReaderGroup");
if ( SCARD_S_SUCCESS != lReturn )
    printf("Failed SCardAddReaderToGroup\n");

Note

The winscard.h header defines SCardAddReaderToGroup as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winscard.h
Library Winscard.lib
DLL Winscard.dll

See also

SCardEstablishContext

SCardIntroduceReader

SCardIntroduceReaderGroup

SCardRemoveReaderFromGroup