Retrieves a pointer to an embedded object's client site.
HRESULT GetClientSite( IOleClientSite **ppClientSite );
Address of IOleClientSite pointer variable that receives the interface pointer to the object's client site. If an object does not yet know its client site, or if an error has occurred, ppClientSite must be set to NULL. Each time an object receives a call to IOleObject::GetClientSite, it must increase the reference count on ppClientSite. It is the caller's responsibility to call Release when it is done with ppClientSite.
This method returns S_OK on success.
Link clients most commonly call the IOleObject::GetClientSite method in conjunction with the IOleClientSite::GetContainer method to traverse a hierarchy of nested objects. A link client calls IOleObject::GetClientSite to get a pointer to the link source's client site. The client then calls IOleClientSite::GetContainer to get a pointer to the link source's container. Finally, the client calls QueryInterface to get IOleObject and IOleObject::GetClientSite to get the container's client site within its container. By repeating this sequence of calls, the caller can eventually retrieve a pointer to the master container in which all the other objects are nested.IOleObject::SetClientSite as part of initializing the object.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|