Returns a embedded object's moniker, which the caller can use to link to the object.

HRESULT GetMoniker(

DWORD dwAssign,
//Specifies how moniker is assigned
DWORD dwWhichMoniker,
//Specifies which moniker is assigned
IMoniker **ppmk
//Storage of returned pointer



[in] Determines how the moniker is assigned to the object. Depending on the value of dwAssign, IOleObject::GetMoniker does one of the following:

  • Obtains a moniker only if one has already been assigned,

  • Forces assignment of a moniker, if necessary, in order to satisfy the call, or

  • Obtains a temporary moniker.

Values for dwAssign are specified in the enumeration OLEGETMONIKER.

Note You cannot pass OLEGETMONIKER_UNASSIGN when calling IOleObject::GetMoniker. This value is valid only when calling IOleClientSite::GetMoniker.


[in] Specifies the form of the moniker being requested. Valid values are taken from the enumeration OLEWHICHMK.


[out] Points to an address where to return the object's moniker. If an error is returned, this parameter must be set to NULL. Each time an object receives a call to GetMoniker, it must increase the reference count on the pointer the method returns. It is the caller's responsibility to call Release when it is done with the pointer.


The IOleObject::GetMoniker method returns an object's moniker. Like IOleObject::SetMoniker, this method is important only in the context of managing links to embedded objects and even in that case is optional. A potential link client that requires an object's moniker to bind to the object can call this method to obtain that moniker. The default implementation of IOleObject::GetMoniker calls the IOleClientSite::GetMoniker, returning E_UNEXPECTED if the object is not running or does not have a valid pointer to a client site.

See Also

CreateItemMoniker, IOleClientSite::GetMoniker, IOleObject::SetMoniker, OLEGETMONIKER, OLEWHICHMK

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