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DosQueryEventSem returns the post count of the Event semaphore referred to by hevSemaphore.


rc = DosQueryEventSem( hevSemaphore, 
                       pulPostCount );


HEV hevSemaphore (input)
The handle (HEV) of the semaphore to be queried.
PUL pulPostCount (output)
A pointer to the ULONG that is to get the post count of the queried event semaphore. The post count is the number of DosPostEventSem calls that have been issued for the event semaphore described by hevSemaphore.


The following values can be returned:
0 NO_ERROR Semaphore queried successfully
6 ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE Error, The value in phevSemaphore does not point to a valid semaphore, The calling process must first have access to the semaphore in question
87 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER Error, One or more parameters is not recognized, See parameters above

Include Info

#include <os2.h>


The process calling DosQueryEventSem must first obtain access to the semaphore in question or ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE will be returned.

Sample Code

#include <os2.h>

HEV   hevMySemaphore;      /* my semaphore handle */
ULONG ulRequestCount;      /* will get the request count for the sem */

	/* access is gained to the semaphore in question */
	/* either by DosCreateEventSem ... */
	/* ... or by DosOpenEventSem */
	/* its handle is placed in hevMySemaphore */

	rc = DosQueryEventSem(hevMySemaphore,

	if (rc != 0)
	  /* We got an error to take care of. */

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