CreatePresentity Method
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IUccSubscription.CreatePresentity Method

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Creates a presentity identifying the publisher of category instances to be subscribed.

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

UccPresentity CreatePresentity (
	UccUri pPresentityUri,
	UccContext pContext
UccPresentity CreatePresentity (
	UccUri pPresentityUri, 
	UccContext pContext
function CreatePresentity (
	pPresentityUri : UccUri, 
	pContext : UccContext
) : UccPresentity



A value of the IUccUri* (UccUri, for a .NET application) type. This specifies the SIP URI of the publisher.


A value of the IUccContext* (UccContext, for a .NET application) type. This specifies optional application-specified properties related to this presentity.

Return Value

A value of the IUccPresentity** (IUccPresentity, for a .NET application) type. This returns the specified presentity.

A remote user is represented by an IUccPresentity object that has properties for identifying the remote user location and context. By creating a presentity with an associated optional context, a local client adds a remote user to a subscription and provides context information about the remote user that can be useful when subscription events are handled by the client.Win32 COM/C++ Syntax

HRESULT CreatePresentity
   IUccUri* pPresentityUri,
   IUccContext* pContext,
   IUccPresentity** ppPresentity
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 example creates an instance of the UccContext coclass and a UccUri object representing the local user. With these two object, the example creates a presentity object. The new presentity object can be added to the subscription with a call to AddPresentity.

/// <summary>
/// Creates a new presentity instance to be added to subscription
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pSubscription">Subscription presentity factory object</param>
/// <param name="pPublisher">Publishing Uri</param>
/// <param name="pContextKey">meta data context key</param>
/// <param name="pContextValue">metadata context value</param>
/// <param name="pEventSink">Class instance implementing presentity event handlers</param>
/// <returns></returns>
private UccPresentity MakePresentity(
    UccSubscription pSubscription,
    UccUri pPublisher,
    string pContextKey,
    string pContextValue,
    _IUccPresentityEvents pEventSink)
    UccPresentity returnValue = null;
    if (pSubscription == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException(
            "Subscription cannot be null");
    if (pPublisher == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException(
            "Publishing Uri cannot be null");
        UccContext subContext = new UccContextClass();
        if (pContextKey.Length > 0 && pContextValue.Length > 0)
            subContext.AddNamedProperty(pContextKey, pContextValue);
        returnValue = pSubscription.CreatePresentity(
        UCC_Advise<_IUccPresentityEvents>(returnValue, pEventSink);
    catch (COMException)
    { }
    return returnValue;


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

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