HLITEM structure

[HLITEM may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of the operating system or product.]

Note The Microsoft ActiveX Hyperlink API is deprecated in Windows Internet Explorer 8 and later, and ActiveX technology as a whole is unsupported in the Microsoft Edge browser in favor of standards-based web APIs. For more information, see Saying goodbye to ActiveX, VBScript, attachEvent... and Get ready for plug-in free browsing.

Indicates the data structure used by the system browse context to track hyperlinks.


typedef struct tagHLITEM {
  unsigned long uHLID;
  LPWSTR        pwzFriendlyName;


  • uHLID
    Value of type unsigned long that contains the hyperlink identifier. Standard enumerators always return an identifier rather than one of the logical HLID constants in this member.

  • pwzFriendlyName
    Pointer to the hyperlink's display name.


Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server