[GUIDFromString is available through Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. Applications should use CLSIDFromString or IIDFromString in place of this function.]
Converts a string to a GUID.
BOOL GUIDFromString( _In_ LPCTSTR psz, _Out_ LPGUID pguid );
A pointer to the null-terminated string to convert. The string should be in the following form:
Pointer to a buffer to receive the GUID when this method returns.
TRUE if the GUID was created successfully; otherwise, FALSE.
This function is not declared in a header or exported by name from a .dll file. It must be loaded from Shell32.dll as ordinal 703 for GUIDFromStringA and ordinal 704 for GUIDFromStringW.
It can also be accessed from Shlwapi.dll as ordinal 269 for GUIDFromStringA and ordinal 270 for GUIDFromStringW.
|Minimum supported client
||Windows XP [desktop apps only]
|Minimum supported server
||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
|Unicode and ANSI names
||GUIDFromStringW (Unicode) and GUIDFromStringA (ANSI)