Codex API: Plug-Ins


The GetPlugInsEx function obtains the names of currently installed plug-ins on the system.


INT GetPlugInsEx(
    LPTSTR lpPlugIns  // installed plug-ins



[out] Pointer to a buffer that receives the names of all plug-ins installed on the system formatted as COMMATEXT.

If no plug-ins are installed, the function returns NULL.

Pass NULL in this parameter to request the required size for the buffer.

Return Values

The return value specifies the required size of the buffer, excluding the number of bytes necessary for a terminating null character.


Functions which work with plug-ins expect to receive the plug-in names that this function returns as plug-in identifiers.


Windows NT/2000/XP: Requires Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or later.
Windows 95/98/Me:
Requires Windows 98 (or Windows 95 with DCOM 1.2).
Declared in mCodexAPI.h.
Use mCodexAPI.dll.

See Also

Codex API Overview, Codex API Functions, GetArchivesEx, COMMATEXT