IOleInPlaceUIWindow::GetBorder method (oleidl.h)

Retrieves the outer rectangle for toolbars and controls while the object is active in place.


HRESULT GetBorder(
  LPRECT lprectBorder



A pointer to a RECT structure where the outer rectangle is to be returned. The structure's coordinates are relative to the window being represented by the interface.

Return value

This method returns S_OK on success. Other possible return values include the following.

Return code Description
The object cannot install toolbars in this window object.
Insufficient memory available for this operation.
An unexpected error has occurred.


Notes to Callers

The IOleInPlaceUIWindow::GetBorder function, when called on a document or frame window object, returns the outer rectangle (relative to the window) where the object can put toolbars or similar controls.

If the object is to install these tools, it should negotiate space for the tools within this rectangle using IOleInPlaceUIWindow::RequestBorderSpace and then call IOleInPlaceUIWindow::SetBorderSpace to get this space allocated.

Note  While executing IOleInPlaceUIWindow::GetBorder, do not make calls to the PeekMessage or GetMessage functions, or a dialog box. Doing so may cause the system to deadlock. There are further restrictions on which OLE interface methods and functions can be called from within GetBorder.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header oleidl.h

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