IOCTL_DISK_SET_PARTITION_INFO control code
Sets partition information for the specified disk partition.
To perform this operation, call the DeviceIoControl function with the following parameters.
IOCTL_DISK_SET_PARTITION_INFO has been superseded by IOCTL_DISK_SET_PARTITION_INFO_EX, which retrieves layout information for AT and EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) partitions.
BOOL DeviceIoControl( (HANDLE) hDevice, // handle to device IOCTL_DISK_SET_PARTITION_INFO, // dwIoControlCode (LPVOID) lpInBuffer, // input buffer (DWORD) nInBufferSize, // size of input buffer NULL, // lpOutBuffer 0, // nOutBufferSize (LPDWORD) lpBytesReturned, // number of bytes returned (LPOVERLAPPED) lpOverlapped // OVERLAPPED structure );
A handle to the object on which partition information is to be set. To retrieve a device handle, call the CreateFile function.
The control code for the operation. Use IOCTL_DISK_SET_PARTITION_INFO for this operation.
A pointer to a buffer that contains the partition data to be set. The data exists as a SET_PARTITION_INFORMATION data structure.
The size, in bytes, of the buffer pointed to by lpInBuffer, which must be large enough to contain a SET_PARTITION_INFORMATION data structure.
Not used with this operation; set to NULL.
Not used with this operation; set to zero.
A pointer to a variable that receives the size of the data stored in the output buffer, in bytes.
If lpOverlapped is NULL, lpBytesReturned cannot be NULL. Even when an operation returns no output data and lpOutBuffer is NULL, DeviceIoControl makes use of lpBytesReturned. After such an operation, the value of lpBytesReturned is meaningless.
If lpOverlapped is not NULL, lpBytesReturned can be NULL. If this parameter is not NULL and the operation returns data, lpBytesReturned is meaningless until the overlapped operation has completed. To retrieve the number of bytes returned, call GetOverlappedResult. If hDevice is associated with an I/O completion port, you can retrieve the number of bytes returned by calling GetQueuedCompletionStatus.
A pointer to an OVERLAPPED structure.
If hDevice was opened without specifying FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED, lpOverlapped is ignored.
If hDevice was opened with the FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED flag, the operation is performed as an overlapped (asynchronous) operation. In this case, lpOverlapped must point to a valid OVERLAPPED structure that contains a handle to an event object. Otherwise, the function fails in unpredictable ways.
For overlapped operations, DeviceIoControl returns immediately, and the event object is signaled when the operation has been completed. Otherwise, the function does not return until the operation has been completed or an error occurs.
If the operation completes successfully, DeviceIoControl returns a nonzero value.
If the partition is on a disk formatted as type master boot record (MBR), partition size totals are limited. For more information, see the Remarks section of IOCTL_DISK_SET_DRIVE_LAYOUT.
Minimum supported client
Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
- Disk Management Control Codes