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DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo Summary and Scenarios

Last Updated: 2/14/2017

This section applies only to Windows 7 and later, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later versions of Windows operating system.

The following sections summarize how a caller uses the DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo CCD function and provide scenarios for using DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo.

DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo Summary

The caller can use DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo to obtain more friendly names to display in the user interface. The caller can obtain names for the adapter, the source, and the target. The caller can also use DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo to obtain the native resolution of the connected display device.

DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo Scenarios

DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo is called in the following scenarios:

  • The display control panel applet calls DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo to obtain the monitor name to display in the drop-down menu that lists all the connected monitors.

  • The display control panel applet calls DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo to obtain the name of the adapters that are connected to the system.

  • The display control panel applet calls DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo to obtain the native resolution of each connected monitor so the resolution can be highlighted in the user interface.

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