This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The EnumThirdPartyVendorNames method returns a QueryResults object that enumerates third-party vendor names.
An application can call EnumThirdPartyVendorNames to retrieve a distinct list of third-party vendor names. The application could then call the EnumThirdPartyPublications2 method to enumerate publications created by a specific vendor.
If an application calls EnumThirdPartyVendorNames on an instance of SQL Server version 7.0, the constant, SQLDMO_E_SQL80ONLY, and the message "This property or method requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later" are returned.