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_IUccInstantMessagingSessionParticipantEvents.OnIdle Method

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Raised when the participant stops composing a message.

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.UccApi
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.UccApi (in

void OnIdle (
	UccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant pEventSource,
	UccInstantMessagingComposingEvent pEventData
void OnIdle (
	UccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant pEventSource, 
	UccInstantMessagingComposingEvent pEventData
function OnIdle (
	pEventSource : UccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant, 
	pEventData : UccInstantMessagingComposingEvent



A value of the IUccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant* (UccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant, for a .NET application) type. This identifies the IM participant sending the message.


A value of the IUccInstantMessagingComposingEvent* (UccInstantMessagingComposingEvent, for a .NET application) type. This contains the information about the participant endpoint disengaged in composing a message.

In order to raise the OnIdle event on a remote partcipant endpoint, the local participant must call StopComposing on the IUccInstantMessagingSession instance. After a participant has called into StartComposing, that participant is considered to be composing until a call into StopComposing is made. After a participant has called into StopComposing, the other session participant receives the OnIdle event that indicates the composing participant has stopped composing.

Win32 COM/C++ Syntax

   IUccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant* pEventSource,
   IUccInstantMessagingComposingEvent* pEventData
In a Win32 application, the return value of a method or property is always an HRESULT value indicating the status of the call to the interface member. Any result of the operation is returned as a parameter marked with the [out, retval] attribute. In contrast, in a .NET application the HRESULT value indicating an error condition is returned as a COM exception and the [out, retval] parameter becomes the return value. For the UCC API-defined HRESULT values, see Trace and Handle Errors in Unified Communications Client API .

The following example displays a message indicating a remote instant messaging session participant has called StopComposing.

/// <summary>
/// raised when a remote session participant is no longer composing
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pEventSource">IUccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant remote participant</param>
/// <param name="pEventData">IUccInstantMessagingComposingEvent event data</param>
void _IUccInstantMessagingSessionParticipantEvents.OnIdle(
     UccInstantMessagingSessionParticipant pEventSource, 
    UccInstantMessagingComposingEvent pEventData)
        pEventData.ParticipantEndpoint.Participant.Uri.User + " 
        has stopped composing");

All public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread-safe. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread-safe.

Development Platforms

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Windows Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition

Target Platforms