IAccessible::get_accDefaultAction method

The IAccessible::get_accDefaultAction method retrieves a string that indicates the object's default action. Not all objects have a default action.

Syntax


HRESULT get_accDefaultAction(
  [in]           VARIANT varID,
  [out, retval]  BSTR *pszDefaultAction
);

Parameters

varID [in]

Type: VARIANT

Specifies whether the retrieved default action is performed by the object or of one of the object's child elements. This parameter is either CHILDID_SELF (to obtain information about the object) or a child ID (to obtain information about the object's child element). For more information about initializing the VARIANT structure, see How Child IDs Are Used in Parameters.

pszDefaultAction [out, retval]

Type: BSTR*

Address of a BSTR that receives a localized string that describes the default action for the specified object; if this object has no default action, the value is NULL.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If successful, returns S_OK.

If not successful, returns one of the values in the table that follows, or another standard COM error code. Servers return these values, but clients must always check output parameters to ensure that they contain valid values. For more information, see Checking IAccessible Return Values.

ErrorDescription
S_FALSE

The specified object does not have a default action.

E_INVALIDARG

An argument is not valid.

DISP_E_MEMBERNOTFOUND

The specified object does not support this property.

 

Remarks

The retrieved string describes the action that is performed on an object, not what the object does as a result. For example, a toolbar button that prints a document has a default action of "Press" rather than "Prints the current document."

Do not confuse an object's default action with its value. For more information, see DefaultAction Property.

Only controls that perform actions support this method.

Note to server developers:   Localize the string returned from this property.

Server Example

The following example code shows a possible implementation of this method for a custom list box. For simplicity, the strings are not localized.



HRESULT STDMETHODCALLTYPE AccServer::get_accDefaultAction( 
    VARIANT varChild,
    BSTR *pszDefaultAction)
{
    if (varChild.vt != VT_I4)
    {
        *pszDefaultAction = NULL;
        return E_INVALIDARG;
    }
    if (varChild.lVal == CHILDID_SELF)
    {
        *pszDefaultAction = SysAllocString(L"None.");
    }
    else
    {
        *pszDefaultAction = SysAllocString(L"Double-click");
    }
    return S_OK;
};


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Redistributable

Active Accessibility 1.3 RDK on Windows NT 4.0 with SP6 and later and Windows 95

Header

Oleacc.h

Library

Oleacc.lib

DLL

Oleacc.dll

See also

IAccessible
IAccessible::accDoDefaultAction
VARIANT
DefaultAction Property

 

 

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