CCF_DESCRIPTION clipboard format

Introduced in MMC 2.0, the CCF_DESCRIPTION clipboard format is provided by snap-ins using the Extended View extension. A node that supports this clipboard format will have a text-string displayed in the Extended View description area.

Be aware that CCF_DESCRIPTION is also the name of a property recognized by the Extended View extension. Instead of supporting CCF_DESCRIPTION as a clipboard format, a snap-in can support the CCF_DESCRIPTION property by implementing the INodeProperties interface.

Data Format

A string that represents text appearing in the Extended View description area. The data must be plain text and should represent a description of the item selected. Be aware that the Extended View extension automatically provides the name of the selected item, so the text your snap-in provides for CCF_DESCRIPTION does not require a name.

If the Extended View is unable to retrieve the CCF_DESCRIPTION property using the INodeProperties interface, then the Extended View queries for the CCF_DESCRIPTION clipboard format using the HGLOBAL medium in a call to IDataObject::GetDataHere. If this medium is not supported, then the Extended View will query for the CCF_DESCRIPTION clipboard format using the IStream medium in a call to IDataObject::GetDataHere.

Remarks

If the snap-in supports the CCF_DESCRIPTION property or clipboard format, the Extended View extension will display the returned string text beneath "Description:" text in the description area. If the CCF_HTML_DETAILS property or clipboard format is supported, the description area will appear below the HTML details area (the user may need to scroll to see the description area).

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Header

Mmc.h

See also

Using the Extended View Extension
CCF_HTML_DETAILS

 

 

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