IEVRTrustedVideoPlugin::IsInTrustedVideoMode method

Queries whether the plug-in has any transient vulnerabilities at this time.


HRESULT IsInTrustedVideoMode(
  [out] BOOL *pYes


pYes [out]

Receives a Boolean value. If TRUE, the plug-in has no transient vulnerabilities at the moment and can receive protected content. If FALSE, the plug-in has a transient vulnerability. If the method fails, the EVR treats the value as FALSE (untrusted).

Return value

The method returns an HRESULT. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return codeDescription

The method succeeded.



This method provides a way for the plug-in to report temporary conditions that would cause the input trust authority (ITA) to distrust the plug-in. For example, if an EVR presenter is in windowed mode, it is vulnerable to GDI screen captures.

To disable screen capture in Direct3D, the plug-in must do the following:

  • Create the Direct3D device in full-screen exlusive mode.

  • Specify the D3DCREATE_DISABLE_PRINTSCREEN flag when you create the device. For more information, see IDirect3D9::CreateDevice in the DirectX documentation.

In addition, the graphics adapter must support the Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM) and the Direct3D extensions for Windows Vista (sometimes called D3D9Ex or D3D9L).

If these conditions are met, the presenter can return TRUE in the pYes parameter. Otherwise, it should return FALSE.

The EVR calls this method whenever the device changes. If the plug-in returns FALSE, the EVR treats this condition as if the plug-in had a new output connector of unknown type. The policy object can then allow or block playback, depending on the ITA's policy.

This method should be used only to report transient conditions. A plug-in that is never in a trusted state should not implement the IEVRTrustedVideoPlugin interface at all.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]





See also

Enhanced Video Renderer
Protected Media Path