This method sets an owning parent for the video window.

HRESULT put_Owner(
  OAHWND Owner


  • Owner
    [in] Handle of new owner window.

Return Values

Returns an HRESULT value.


This method offers a way for applications to set the owner of the video window. This is often used when playing videos in compound documents. This method changes the parent of the renderer window and sets the WS_CHILD style for the video window.

To forward video window messages to the parent window, use the IVideoWindow::put_MessageDrain method, supplying the window handle of the parent window. This method does not post messages automatically.

After using this method to set the owner of a video window, you must reset the owner to NULL (by calling put_Owner(NULL)) before releasing the filter graph. Otherwise, messages will continue to be sent to this window and errors will likely occur when the application is terminated.


DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and link library requirements. See Setting Up the Build Environment for more information.

OS Versions: Windows CE 2.12 and later. Version 2.12 requires DXPAK 1.0 or later.

See Also

IVideoWindow Interface

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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