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VDS_PARTITION_STYLE enumeration

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Defines the set of partition style values.

Syntax


typedef enum  { 
  VDS_PST_UNKNOWN  = 0,
  VDS_PST_MBR      = 1,
  VDS_PST_GPT      = 2
} VDS_PARTITION_STYLE;

Constants

VDS_PST_UNKNOWN

An uninitialized disk. New disks or newly cleaned disks have this partitioning type.

VDS_PST_MBR

The style is master boot record (MBR). If the value is VDS_PST_MBR, a DWORD signature identifies the disk. The identifier is unique on a single computer, but not unique across multiple computers. See the VDS_PARTITION_INFO_MBR structure.

VDS_PST_GPT

The style is GUID partition table (GPT). If the value is VDS_PST_GPT, the disk has a GUID identifier. The GUID is guaranteed statistically to be unique across different computers. See the VDS_PARTITION_INFO_GPT structure.

Remarks

The VDS_DISK_PROP and VDS_PARTITION_PROP structures include a VDS_PARTITION_STYLE value as a member. Additionally, the IVdsDisk::ConvertStyle and IVdsPack::AddDisk methods pass a VDS_PARTITION_STYLE value as an argument to indicate the partition style on a disk.

Note  Additional constants might be added to the VDS_PARTITION_STYLE enumeration in future Windows versions. For this reason, your application must be designed to gracefully handle an unrecognized VDS_PARTITION_STYLE enumeration constant.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Vds.h

See also

VDS Enumerations
VDS_DISK_PROP
VDS_PARTITION_PROP
IVdsDisk::ConvertStyle
IVdsPack::AddDisk

 

 

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