SHSetDefaultProperties function

Applies the default set of properties on a Shell item.

Syntax

SHSTDAPI SHSetDefaultProperties(
  HWND                       hwnd,
  IShellItem                 *psi,
  DWORD                      dwFileOpFlags,
  IFileOperationProgressSink *pfops
);

Parameters

hwnd

Type: HWND

A handle to the item's parent window, which receives error notifications. This value can be NULL.

psi

Type: IShellItem*

A pointer to the IShellItem object that represents the item.

dwFileOpFlags

Type: DWORD

Flags that customize the operation. See IFileOperation::SetOperationFlags for flag values.

pfops

Type: IFileOperationProgressSink*

A pointer to an IFileOperationProgressSink object used to follow the progress of the operation. See IFileOperation::Advise for details. This value can be NULL.

Return Value

Type: HRESULT

If this function succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

The list of properties to set a default value comes from the SetDefaultsFor registry entry under the ProgID for the file association of the item. The list is prefixed by "prop:" and contains the canonical names of the properties to set the default value, for example, "prop:System.Author;System.Document.DateCreated". The possible properties for this list are System.Author, System.Document.DateCreated, and System.Photo.DateTaken. If the SetDefaultsFor entry does not exist on the ProgID, this function uses the default found on the SetDefaultsFor entry of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT<b>*.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows Vista [desktop apps only] Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl.h
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll