Returns the CLSID of an object that can emulate the specified object.
| REFCLSID clsidOld,
||//CLSID of object that is being emulated
| LPCLSID pclsidNew
||//Points to location of CLSID for object that can emulate clsidOld
Specifies the CLSID of the object that can be emulated or treated as an object
with a different CLSID.
Points to the location where the CLSID that can emulate clsidOld
objects is retrieved. This parameter cannot be NULL. If there is no emulation
information for clsidOld
objects, then the clsidOld
parameter is returned.
Indicates that a new CLSID was successfully returned.
Indicates that there is no emulation information for the clsidOld
parameter and that the *pclsidNew
parameter is set to clsidOld
Indicates an error reading the registration database.
See the CLSIDFromString
function for other possible errors.
This function returns the TreatAs
entry in the registration database for the specified object. If there is no TreatAs
entry for the specfied object, this function returns the CLSID of the
original object (clsidOld
Use this function to obtain the CLSID of an object application that can
emulate the specified object. The end-user can request that a specified object be
treated as an object of a different class, or a setup program can register one
class of objects to be treated as objects of a different class. For example, a
spreadsheet application may be able to read and write spreadsheets from a
different application. The first application can then emulate the objects of the second
by treating them as its own.
In the first case, the end-user makes the request through the Convert To
dialog box. For example, the end-user might wish to edit a spreadsheet created by
one application using a different application that can read and write the
spreadsheet format of the original application. In the second case, an application's
setup program can specify to activate objects of one class as objects of a
different class. For example, when the application is updated, the objects created
with the earlier version can be activated and treated as objects of the new
In either case, the object application or the setup program calls the CoTreatAsClass
function to set the TreatAs
entry in the registration database. Subsequently, all objects of the original
CLSID are activated and treated as objects of the second CLSID.
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