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OpenWindowStation function

Opens the specified window station.

Syntax


HWINSTA WINAPI OpenWindowStation(
  _In_  LPTSTR lpszWinSta,
  _In_  BOOL fInherit,
  _In_  ACCESS_MASK dwDesiredAccess
);

Parameters

lpszWinSta [in]

The name of the window station to be opened. Window station names are case-insensitive.

This window station must belong to the current session.

fInherit [in]

If this value is TRUE, processes created by this process will inherit the handle. Otherwise, the processes do not inherit this handle.

dwDesiredAccess [in]

The access to the window station. For a list of access rights, see Window Station Security and Access Rights.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle to the specified window station.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

After you are done with the handle, you must call CloseWindowStation to free the handle.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

OpenWindowStationW (Unicode) and OpenWindowStationA (ANSI)

See also

CloseWindowStation
ExitWindows
ExitWindowsEx
Window Station and Desktop Functions
Window Stations

 

 

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