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IHttpContext::GetMetadata Method

IIS 7.0

Retrieves the metadata container for the current request context.

virtual IMetadataInfo* GetMetadata(
   VOID
) = 0;

This method takes no parameters.

A pointer to an IMetadataInfo interface.

The GetMetadata method retrieves an IMetadataInfo interface, which you use to retrieve information from an IIS 7 configuration file, for the current context. You can then use the GetMetaPath method from the IMetadataInfo interface to retrieve the configuration path for the current request context.

The following code example demonstrates how to create an HTTP module that uses the GetMetadata method to retrieve a pointer to an IMetadataInfo interface. The module completes the following steps:

  1. Uses the IMetadataInfo::GetMetaPath method to retrieve the configuration path for the current request.

  2. Uses the IHttpServer::GetConfigObject method to retrieve a pointer to an INativeConfigurationSystem interface.

  3. Passes the configuration path for the current request to the INativeConfigurationSystem::GetConfigSection method.

  4. Retrieves an INativeConfigurationElement interface for the log settings for IIS.

  5. Uses the INativeConfigurationElement::GetBooleanProperty method to retrieve a value that indicates whether logging is enabled for the current request context.

  6. Returns this information to a Web client and then exits.

#define _WINSOCKAPI_
#include <windows.h>
#include <sal.h>
#include <httpserv.h>

// Create the module class.
class MyHttpModule : public CHttpModule
{
public:
    REQUEST_NOTIFICATION_STATUS
    OnBeginRequest(
        IN IHttpContext * pHttpContext,
        IN IHttpEventProvider * pProvider
    )
    {
        UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pHttpContext );
        UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pProvider );

        // Return processing to the pipeline.
        return RQ_NOTIFICATION_CONTINUE;
    }

    REQUEST_NOTIFICATION_STATUS
    OnSendResponse(
        IN IHttpContext * pHttpContext,
        IN ISendResponseProvider * pProvider
    )
    {
        UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pHttpContext );
        UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pProvider );

        // Return processing to the pipeline.
        return RQ_NOTIFICATION_CONTINUE;
    }

};

// Create the module's class factory.
class MyHttpModuleFactory : public IHttpModuleFactory
{
public:
    HRESULT
    GetHttpModule(
        OUT CHttpModule ** ppModule, 
        IN IModuleAllocator * pAllocator
    )
    {
        UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pAllocator );

        // Create a new instance.
        MyHttpModule * pModule = new MyHttpModule;

        // Test for an error.
        if (!pModule)
        {
            // Return an error if we cannot create the instance.
            return HRESULT_FROM_WIN32( ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY );
        }
        else
        {
            // Return a pointer to the module.
            *ppModule = pModule;
            pModule = NULL;
            // Return a success status.
            return S_OK;
        }            
    }

    void Terminate()
    {
        // Remove the class from memory.
        delete this;
    }
};

// Create the module's exported registration function.
HRESULT
__stdcall
RegisterModule(
    DWORD dwServerVersion,
    IHttpModuleRegistrationInfo * pModuleInfo,
    IHttpServer * pGlobalInfo
)
{
    UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( dwServerVersion );
    UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER( pGlobalInfo );

    return pModuleInfo->SetRequestNotifications(
        new MyHttpModuleFactory,
        RQ_BEGIN_REQUEST | RQ_SEND_RESPONSE,
        0
    );
}



Your module must export the RegisterModule function. You can export this function by creating a module definition (.def) file for your project, or you can compile the module by using the /EXPORT:RegisterModule switch. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Request-Level HTTP Module By Using Native Code.

You can optionally compile the code by using the __stdcall (/Gz) calling convention instead of explicitly declaring the calling convention for each function.

Type

Description

Client

  • IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista

  • IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

  • IIS Express 7.5 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

  • IIS 8.0 on Windows 8 Client

Server

  • IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008

  • IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2

  • IIS Express 7.5 on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

  • IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012

Product

IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, IIS Express 7.5, IIS 8.0

Header

Httpserv.h

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