Shell.Parent property

Gets an object that represents the parent of the current object.

This property is read-only.

Syntax

objParent = Shell.Parent

Property Parent As Object

Property value

A variable of type IDispatch that receives the parent object.

Examples

The following example shows the proper use of Parent for JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.

JScript:

<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellParentJ()
    {
        var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
        var objParent;

        objParent = objShell.Parent;
        if (objParent != null)
        {
            alert("Got parent property");
        }
    }
</script>

VBScript:

<script language="VBScript">
    function fnShellParentVB()
        dim objShell
        
        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
            if (not objShell is nothing) then
                dim objParent

                set objParent = objShell.Parent
                    if (not objParent is nothing) then
                        alert("Got parent property")
                    end if
                set objParent = nothing
            end if
        set objShell = nothing
    end function
 </script>

Visual Basic:

Private Sub fnShellParentVB()
    Dim objShell As Shell
    
    Set objShell = New Shell
        If (Not objShell Is Nothing) Then
            Dim objParent As Object
            
            Set objParent = objShell.Parent
                If (Not objParent Is Nothing) Then
                    Debug.Print "Got parent object"
                End If
            Set objParent = Nothing
        End If
    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Header
Shldisp.h
IDL
Shldisp.idl
DLL
Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)