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IDataObject.DAdvise Method

Creates a connection between a data object and an advisory sink. This method is called by an object that supports an advisory sink and enables the advisory sink to be notified of changes in the object's data.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

int DAdvise(
	ref FORMATETC pFormatetc,
	ADVF advf,
	IAdviseSink adviseSink,
	out int connection


Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.FORMATETC%

A FORMATETC structure, passed by reference, that defines the format, target device, aspect, and medium that will be used for future notifications.

Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.ADVF

One of the ADVF values that specifies a group of flags for controlling the advisory connection.

Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.IAdviseSink

A pointer to the IAdviseSink interface on the advisory sink that will receive the change notification.

Type: System.Int32%

When this method returns, contains a pointer to a DWORD token that identifies this connection. You can use this token later to delete the advisory connection by passing it to DUnadvise. If this value is zero, the connection was not established. This parameter is passed uninitialized.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
This method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG, E_UNEXPECTED, and E_OUTOFMEMORY, as well as the following:




The advisory connection was created.


This method is not implemented on the data object.


There is an invalid value for lindex; currently, only -1 is supported.


There is an invalid value for the pFormatetc parameter.


The data object does not support change notification.

For more information about IDataObject::DAdvise, see the MSDN Library.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0