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Called by the framework to retrieve a string that describes the object's default action.

virtual HRESULT get_accDefaultAction(
   VARIANT varChild,
   BSTR *pszDefaultAction



Specifies whether the default action to be retrieved is that of the object or one of the object's child elements. This parameter can be either CHILDID_SELF (to obtain information about the object) or a child ID (to obtain information about the object's child element).


Address of a BSTR that receives a localized string describing the default action for the specified object, or NULL if this object has no default action.

Returns S_OK on success, a COM error code on failure. See Return Values in IAccessible::get_accDefaultAction in the Platform SDK.

This function is part of MFC's Active Accessibility support.

Override this function in your CWnd-derived class to describe your object's default action.

For more information, see IAccessible::get_accDefaultAction in the Platform SDK.

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