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NtDeviceIoControlFile function

Deprecated. Builds descriptors for the supplied buffer(s) and passes the untyped data to the device driver associated with the file handle. NtDeviceIoControlFile is superseded by DeviceIoControl.

Syntax


NTSTATUS WINAPI NtDeviceIoControlFile(
  _In_   HANDLE FileHandle,
  _In_   HANDLE Event,
  _In_   PIO_APC_ROUTINE ApcRoutine,
  _In_   PVOID ApcContext,
  _Out_  PIO_STATUS_BLOCK IoStatusBlock,
  _In_   ULONG IoControlCode,
  _In_   PVOID InputBuffer,
  _In_   ULONG InputBufferLength,
  _Out_  PVOID OutputBuffer,
  _In_   ULONG OutputBufferLength
);

Parameters

FileHandle [in]

Open file handle to the file or device to which the control information should be given.

Event [in]

A handle to an event to be set to the signaled state when the operation completes. This parameter can be NULL.

ApcRoutine [in]

Procedure to be invoked once the operation completes. This parameter can be NULL. For more information on Asynchronous Procedure Calls (APCs), see Asynchronous Procedure Calls.

ApcContext [in]

A pointer to pass to ApcRoutine when the operation completes. This parameter is required if an ApcRoutine is specified.

IoStatusBlock [out]

Variable to receive the final completion status and information about the operation. Service calls that return information return the length of the data that is written to the output buffer in the Information field of this variable.

IoControlCode [in]

Code that indicates which device I/O control function is to be executed.

InputBuffer [in]

A pointer to a buffer that contains the information to be given to the target device. This parameter can be NULL. This information is device-dependent.

InputBufferLength [in]

Length of the InputBuffer in bytes. If the buffer is not supplied, then this value is ignored.

OutputBuffer [out]

A pointer to a buffer that is to receive the device-dependent return information from the target device. This parameter can be NULL.

OutputBufferLength [in]

Length of the OutputBuffer in bytes. If the buffer is not supplied, then this value is ignored.

Return value

The various NTSTATUS values are defined in NTSTATUS.H, which is distributed with the Windows DDK.

Return codeDescription
STATUS_SUCCESS

The control operation was properly queued to the I/O system. Once the operation completes, the status can be determined by examining the Status field of the I/O status block.

 

Remarks

The NtDeviceIoControlFile service is a device-dependent interface that extends the control that applications have over various devices within the system. This API provides a consistent view of the input and output data to the system while still providing the application and the driver a device-dependent method of specifying a communications interface.

The type of access to the file that the caller needs is dependent on the actual operation being performed.

Once the service is complete the Event, if specified, is set to the signaled state. If no Event parameter is specified, then the file object specified by the FileHandle is set to the signaled state. If an ApcRoutine is specified, it is invoked with the ApcContext and the IoStatusBlock as its arguments.

Because there is no import library for this function, you must use GetProcAddress.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winternl.h

DLL

Ntdll.dll

See also

Asynchronous Procedure Calls

 

 

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