SccDirQueryInfo Function


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This function examines a list of fully qualified directories for their current status.

SCCRTN SccDirQueryInfo(  
LPVOID  pContext,  
LONG    nDirs,  
LPCSTR* lpDirNames,  
LPLONG  lpStatus  


[in] The source control plug-in context structure.

[in] The number of directories selected to be queried.

[in] An array of fully qualified paths of the directories to be queried.

[in, out] An array structure for the source control plug-in to return the status flags (see Directory Status Code for details).

The source control plug-in implementation of this function is expected to return one of the following values:

SCC_OKThe query was successful.
SCC_E_OPNOTSUPPORTEDThe source code control system does not support this operation.
SCC_E_ACCESSFAILUREThere was a problem accessing the source control system, probably due to network or contention issues. A retry is recommended.

Nonspecific failure.

The function fills the return array with a bitmask of bits from the SCC_DIRSTATUS family (see Directory Status Code), one entry for each directory given. The status array is allocated by the caller.

The IDE uses this function before a directory is renamed to check whether the directory is under source control by querying whether it has a corresponding project. If the directory is not under source control, the IDE can provide the proper warning to the user.

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If a source control plug-in chooses to not implement one or more of the status values, unimplemented bits should be set to zero.

Source Control Plug-in API Functions
Directory Status Code