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decode attribute

The [decode] ACF attribute specifies that a procedure or a type needs de-serialization support.


[ 
    decode 
    [ , interface-attribute-list] 
] 
interface interface-name
{
    interface-definition
}

[ decode [ , op-attribute-list] ] proc-name(...);

typedef [decode [ , type-attribute-list] ] type-name;

Parameters

interface-attribute-list

Specifies other attributes that apply to the interface as a whole.

interface-name

Specifies the name of the interface.

interface-definition

Specifies IDL statements which form the definition of the interface.

op-attribute-list

Specifies other operational attributes that apply to the procedure such as [encode].

proc-name

Specifies the name of the procedure.

type-attribute-list

Specifies other attributes such as [encode] and [allocate].

type-name

Specifies a type defined in the IDL file.

Remarks

The [decode] attribute causes the MIDL compiler to generate code that an application can use to retrieve serialized data from a buffer. The [encode] attribute provides serialization support, generating the code to serialize data into a buffer.

Use the [encode] and [decode] attributes in an ACF to generate serialization code for procedures or types defined in the IDL file of an interface. When used as an interface attribute, [decode] applies to all types and procedures defined in the IDL file. When used as a type attribute, [decode] applies only to the specified type. When used as an operational attribute, [decode] applies only to that procedure.

For more information about using this serialization support, see Serialization Services and [encode].

See also

Application Configuration File (ACF)
allocate
encode

 

 

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