IReferenceClock::AdviseTime method (strmif.h)

The AdviseTime method creates a one-shot advise request.


HRESULT AdviseTime(
  [in]  REFERENCE_TIME baseTime,
  [in]  REFERENCE_TIME streamTime,
  [in]  HEVENT         hEvent,
  [out] DWORD_PTR      *pdwAdviseCookie


[in] baseTime

Base reference time, in 100-nanosecond units. See Remarks.

[in] streamTime

Stream offset time, in 100-nanosecond units. See Remarks.

[in] hEvent

Handle to an event, created by the caller.

[out] pdwAdviseCookie

Pointer to a variable that receives an identifier for the advise request.

Return value

Returns an HRESULT value. Possible values include the following.

Return code Description
Invalid time values.
NULL pointer argument.


This method creates a one-shot advise request for the reference time rtBaseTime + rtStreamTime. The sum must be greater than zero and less than MAX_TIME, or the method returns E_INVALIDARG. At the requested time, the clock signals the event specified in the hEvent parameter.

To cancel the notification before the time is reached, call the Unadvise method and pass the pdwAdviseToken value returned from this call. After the notification has occurred, the clock automatically clears it, so it is not necessary to call Unadvise. However, it is not an error to do so.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)
Library Strmiids.lib

See also

Error and Success Codes

IReferenceClock Interface