C/C++ Code Example: Retrieving the Task Creator

This example retrieves the name of the creator of the task and displays it on the screen. This example assumes that the task and the test task already exist on the local computer.


#include <windows.h>
#include <initguid.h>
#include <ole2.h>
#include <mstask.h>
#include <msterr.h>
#include <wchar.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
  HRESULT hr = S_OK;
  
  
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // Call CoInitialize to initialize the COM library and then
  // call CoCreateInstance to get the Task Scheduler object.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  ITaskScheduler *pITS;
  hr = CoInitialize(NULL);
  if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
  {
    hr = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_CTaskScheduler,
                          NULL,
                          CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER,
                          IID_ITaskScheduler,
                          (void **) &pITS);
    if (FAILED(hr))
    {
      CoUninitialize();
      return 1;
    }
  }
  else
  {
     return 1;
  }
  
  
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // Call ITaskScheduler::Activate to get the Task object.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  ITask *pITask;
  LPCWSTR lpcwszTaskName;
  lpcwszTaskName = L"Test Task";
  hr = pITS->Activate(lpcwszTaskName,
                      IID_ITask,
                      (IUnknown**) &pITask);
  
  //Release ITaskScheduler interface.
  pITS->Release();
  
  if (FAILED(hr))
  {
    wprintf(L"Failed calling ITaskScheduler::Activate: ");
    wprintf(L"error = 0x%x\n",hr);
    CoUninitialize();
    return 1;
  }
  
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // Call ITask::GetCreator. Note that this method is 
  // inherited from IScheduledWorkItem.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  LPWSTR ppwszCreator;
  
  hr = pITask->GetCreator(&ppwszCreator);
  
  // Release the ITask interface.
  pITask->Release();
  
  if (FAILED(hr))
  {
    wprintf(L"Failed calling ITask::GetCreator: ");
    wprintf(L"error = 0x%x\n",hr);
    CoUninitialize();
    return 1;
  }
  
  
  wprintf(L"The creator of Test Task is: ");
  wprintf(L"  %s\n",ppwszCreator);
  
  
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // Call CoTaskMemFree to free the string.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  CoTaskMemFree(ppwszCreator);
  
  CoUninitialize();
  return 0;
}

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