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Registering WIA Events

Applications can register to be notified of Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) hardware device events by calling one of the following IWiaDevMgr or IWiaDevMgr2 interface methods:

All of these methods take parameters that specify the event and the hardware device for which the application is to be notified. Applications register to receive an event for all WIA devices by passing a NULL value for the parameter that specifies the hardware device.

The RegisterEventCallbackInterface method registers an application to receive a WIA hardware device event if the application is running at the time the event occurs. When the event for which the application is registered occurs, WIA calls the IWiaEventCallback::ImageEventCallback method of the application-provided object to transmit the event information.

The RegisterEventCallbackCLSID method registers an application that is a registered Component Object Model (COM) component to receive a WIA hardware device event even if the application is not running. In addition to the parameters mentioned previously, this method takes a parameter, pClsID, that specifies the class ID of the application. When the specified event occurs, the WIA system uses the CoCreateInstance function and the class ID specified by pClsID to create a new instance of the application, and calls the IWiaEventCallback::ImageEventCallback method of that application to transmit the event information.

The RegisterEventCallbackProgram method registers an application to receive a WIA hardware device event even if the application is not running when the event occurs. The application need not be a registered COM component. WIA launches the application with a command line statement. RegisterEventCallbackProgram takes a parameter, bstrCommandline, that specifies the full path and filename of the executable application. RegisterEventCallbackProgram exists for backward compatibility with applications that were not written for WIA, and should be avoided. Use RegisterEventCallbackInterface or RegisterEventCallbackCLSID instead.

To determine which handlers are registered for events on a specific WIA device, an application calls a IWiaItem::EnumRegisterEventInfo or IWiaItem2::EnumRegisterEventInfo method of a root item. This method creates an enumeration object for the registration information. The application can then use the IEnumWIA_DEV_CAPS interface of that object to enumerate information about the handlers registered to receive events for that device.

If an event occurs for which a running application is registered through RegisterEventCallbackInterface and either RegisterEventCallbackCLSID or RegisterEventCallbackProgram, WIA notifies the running application and does not attempt to launch a new instance of the application because event registration through RegisterEventCallbackInterface takes precedence over both RegisterEventCallbackCLSID and RegisterEventCallbackProgram.

Note  In a multi-threaded application, there is no guarantee that the thread that the event notification callback will return on is the same thread that registered the callback.

 

 

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