Windows Virtual PC Interfaces

Windows Virtual PC

[Windows Virtual PC is no longer available for use as of Windows 8. Instead, use the Hyper-V WMI provider (V2).]

The following interfaces are supported by Windows Virtual PC.

InterfaceDescription

IVMAccountant

Provides access to accounting-related information for a virtual machine (VM).

IVMDisplay

Controls the display settings of a VM.

IVMDVDDrive

Controls a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive within a VM.

IVMDVDDriveCollection

Defines the collection of CD and DVD drives within the VM.

IVMDVDDriveEvents

Defines the outgoing event interface for the IVMDVDDrive interface.

IVMFloppyDrive

Controls a floppy drive within a VM.

IVMFloppyDriveCollection

Defines a collection of floppy drives within the VM.

IVMFloppyDriveEvents

Defines the outgoing event interface for the IVMFloppyDrive interface.

IVMGuestOS

Defines the guest operating system running inside a VM.

IVMHardDisk

Provides access to a hard disk image.

IVMHardDiskConnection

Defines the connection for a hard disk within the VM.

IVMHardDiskConnectionCollection

Defines the collection of hard disk connections within the VM.

IVMHostInfo

Retrieves information about the host machine.

IVMKeyboard

Controls the keyboard device within a VM.

IVMMouse

Controls the mouse device within a VM.

IVMNetworkAdapter

Serves as the interface to a virtual network interface card (NIC) within a VM.

IVMNetworkAdapterCollection

Defines a collection of virtual NICs within a VM.

IVMParallelPort

Defines a parallel port inside a VM.

IVMParallelPortCollection

Defines the collection of parallel ports within the VM.

IVMSerialPort

Defines a serial port inside a VM.

IVMSerialPortCollection

Defines the collection of serial ports within the VM.

IVMTask

Used to monitor and control asynchronous tasks for various methods.

IVMTaskCollection

Defines the collection of task objects within a VM.

IVMUSBDevice

Defines the interface for a USB device attached to the host system.

IVMUSBDeviceCollection

Defines the collection of USB devices attached to the host system.

IVMVirtualMachine

Defines the interface for a VM.

IVMVirtualMachineCollection

Defines the collection of VMs within Windows Virtual PC.

IVMVirtualMachineEvents

Defines the outgoing event interface for the IVMVirtualMachine interface.

IVMVirtualNetwork

Defines a virtual network.

IVMVirtualNetworkCollection

Defines a collection of IVMVirtualNetwork objects.

IVMVirtualPC

Defines the top-level Windows Virtual PC application object.

IVMVirtualPCEvents

Defines the outgoing event interface for the IVMVirtualPC interface.

 

Note for developers on 64-bit Windows

On 64-bit editions of Windows, the type library for Windows Virtual PC is in a 64-bit binary (VPC.exe) in the %WinDir%\System32 directory. That directory is not visible by default to 32-bit processes; WOW64 maps all access to the %WinDir%\System32 directory to the %WinDir%\SysWOW64 directory by default. Visual Studio is a 32-bit binary and therefore cannot open the file in this location. To generate an interoperability assembly for Windows Virtual PC, use TlbImp.exe, which comes with Visual Studio and the Windows SDK. To generate Microsoft.VirtualPC.Interop.dll, use the following command line:

TlbImp.exe /out:Microsoft.VirtualPC.Interop.dll /namespace:Microsoft.VirtualPC.Interop %WinDir%\System32\VPC.exe

Other solutions include copying VPC.exe to a different directory where the compiler can find it, or using the OleView.exe tool from the Windows SDK to extract an .idl file from the type library in VPC.exe.

 

 

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