Creates an item moniker based on a string that identifies an object within a
container, typically a compound document.
| LPCOLESTR lpszDelim,
| LPCOLESTR lpszItem,
| LPMONIKER FAR *ppmk
|//Receives the item moniker
Points to a zero-terminated string containing the delimiter (typically "!")
used to separate this item's display name from the display name of its container.
For Win32 applications, the LPOLESTR
type indicates a wide character string (two bytes per character); otherwise,
the string has one byte per character.
Points to a zero-terminated string containing the container's name for the
object being identified. This name can later be used to retrieve a pointer to the
object in a call to IOleItemContainer::GetObject
Receives an IMoniker
pointer to the new item moniker. The returned pointer is NULL if an error
occurs; if non-NULL, the function has called IUnknown::AddRef
on the parameter and the caller is responsible for calling IUnknown::Release
Indicates the moniker was created successfully.
Indicates insufficient memory.
A moniker providerthat can identify its objects with an item moniker would
call CreateItemMoniker. A moniker provider hands out monikers to identify its
objects so they are accessible to other parties. Item monikers identify objects
that are contained within another object and can be individually identified using
a string. The container of the object must also implement the IOleContainer
interface so the objects can be loaded when a item moniker is bound.
The most common example of moniker providers are OLE applications that support
linking. If your OLE application supports OLE linking to objects smaller than
a file-based documents, you need to use item monikers. A server application
that allows linking to a selection within a document, uses item monikers to
identify those objects. Container applications that allow linking to embedded objects
use item monikers to identify the embedded objects.
parameter is the name used by the document to uniquely identify the object.
For example, if the object being identified is a cell range in a spreadsheet, an
appropriate name might be something like "A1:E7." If the object being
identified is an embedded object, an appropriate name might be something like
"embedobj1." The document containing the object must provide an implementation of the IOleItemContainer
interface that can interpret the name and locate the corresponding object.
This allows the item moniker to be bound to the object it identifies.
Item monikers are typically not used in isolation; they must be composed with
a moniker that identifies the document that contains the object. For example,
if the object being identified is a cell range contained in a file-based
document, the item moniker identifying that object must be composed with the file
moniker identifying that document; this results in a composite moniker like
"C:\work\sales.xls!A1:E7." It's also possible to have nested containers, for example,
if an object is contained within an embedded object inside another document.
The complete moniker of such an object would look like
"C:\work\report.doc!embedobj1!A1:E7." In such a situation, each container object must call CreateItemMoniker
and provide its own implementation of the IOleItemContainer
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