IPortableDeviceManager interface

Enumerates devices that are connected to the computer and provides a simple way to request installation information, including manufacturer, friendly name, and description. This is typically the first Windows Portable Devices interface created by an application. To create an instance of this interface, call CoCreateInstance and specify CLSID_PortableDeviceManager.

The properties that are requested using this interface can also be requested by using the IPortableDeviceProperties interface. However, that interface requires several steps to acquire; using this interface is a much simpler way to request device information.

Members

The IPortableDeviceManager interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IPortableDeviceManager also has these types of members:

Methods

The IPortableDeviceManager interface has these methods.

MethodDescription
GetDeviceDescription

Retrieves the description of a device.

GetDeviceFriendlyName

Retrieves the user-friendly name for the device.

GetDeviceManufacturer

Retrieves the name of the device manufacturer.

GetDeviceProperty

Retrieves a property value stored by the device on the computer.

GetDevices

Retrieves a list of portable devices connected to the computer.

GetPrivateDevices

Retrieves a list of private portable devices connected to the computer.

RefreshDeviceList

Refreshes the list of portable devices that are connected to the computer.

 

Requirements

Header

PortableDeviceApi.h

Library

PortableDeviceGUIDs.lib

See also

Client Interfaces

 

 

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