WdfObjectReferenceActual method

[Applies to KMDF and UMDF]

The WdfObjectReferenceActual method increments the reference count for a specified framework object and assigns a tag value, line number, and file name to the reference.

Syntax


VOID WdfObjectReferenceActual(
  [in]            WDFOBJECT Handle,
  [in, optional]  PVOID Tag,
  [in]            LONG Line,
  [in]            PCHAR File
);

Parameters

Handle [in]

A handle to a framework object.

Tag [in, optional]

A driver-defined value that the framework stores as an identification tag for the object reference.

Line [in]

A numeric value that represents a line number in a driver source file.

File [in]

A pointer to a null-terminated text string that represents the name of a driver source file. This parameter is optional and can be NULL.

Return value

None.

A bug check occurs if the driver supplies an invalid object handle.

Remarks

If your driver calls WdfObjectReferenceActual to increment a reference count, the driver must call WdfObjectDereferenceActual to decrement the count.

Calling WdfObjectReferenceActual or WdfObjectReferenceWithTag instead of WdfObjectReference provides additional information (tag value, line number, and file name) to Microsoft debuggers. WdfObjectReferenceActual allows your driver to specify the line number and file name, while WdfObjectReferenceWithTag uses the driver's current line number and file name.

You can view the tag, line number, and file name values by using the !wdftagtracker debugger extension. The debugger extension displays the tag value as both a pointer and a series of characters. For more about debugger extensions, see Debugging a KMDF Driver.

For more information about object reference counts, see Framework Object Life Cycle.

Examples

The following code example increments an object's reference count and assigns a tag value, line number, and file name to the reference.


WdfObjectReferenceActual(
                         object,
                         pTag,
                         line,
                         FILE_NAME
                         );

Requirements

Minimum KMDF version

1.0

Minimum UMDF version

2.0

Header

Wdfobject.h (include Wdf.h)

Library

Wdf01000.sys (KMDF);
WUDFx02000.dll (UMDF)

IRQL

<=DISPATCH_LEVEL

DDI compliance rules

DriverCreate

See also

WdfObjectReference

 

 

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