IContextMenu::GetCommandString method

Gets information about a shortcut menu command, including the help string and the language-independent, or canonical, name for the command.

Syntax


HRESULT GetCommandString(
  UINT_PTR idCmd,
  UINT uFlags,
  UINT *pwReserved,
  LPSTR pszName,
  UINT cchMax
);

Parameters

idCmd

Type: UINT_PTR

Menu command identifier offset.

uFlags

Type: UINT

Flags specifying the information to return. This parameter can have one of the following values.

GCS_HELPTEXTA

Sets pszName to an ANSI string containing the help text for the command.

GCS_HELPTEXTW

Sets pszName to a Unicode string containing the help text for the command.

GCS_VALIDATEA

Returns S_OK if the menu item exists, or S_FALSE otherwise.

GCS_VALIDATEW

Returns S_OK if the menu item exists, or S_FALSE otherwise.

GCS_VERBA

Sets pszName to an ANSI string containing the language-independent command name for the menu item.

GCS_VERBW

Sets pszName to a Unicode string containing the language-independent command name for the menu item.

pwReserved

Type: UINT*

Reserved. Applications must specify NULL when calling this method and handlers must ignore this parameter when called.

pszName

Type: LPSTR

The address of the buffer to receive the null-terminated string being retrieved.

cchMax

Type: UINT

Size of the buffer, in characters, to receive the null-terminated string.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

The language-independent command name, or verb, is a name that can be passed to the IContextMenu::InvokeCommand method to activate a command by an application. The help text is a description of the command that Windows Explorer displays in its status bar. It should be reasonably short (under 40 characters).

Several common verbs can be identified by their canonical name, for instance, open, print, delete, and rename. Clients can compare the string pointed to by pszName against these canonical names to check for their presence on the shortcut menu.

Even though pszName is declared as an LPSTR, you must cast it to UINT_PTR and return a Unicode string if uFlags is set to either GCS_HELPTEXTW or GCS_VERBW. GCS_UNICODE can be used as a bitmask to test uFlags for 'W' and 'A' versions of the flag it contains.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shobjidl.h

IDL

Shobjidl.idl

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 4.0 or later)

 

 

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