This method returns the CLSID of a running object.

HRESULT GetRunningClass(
LPCLSID lpClsid );


  • lpClsid
    [out] Pointer to the object's class identifier.

Return Values

This method supports the standard return values E_INVALIDARG and E_UNEXPECTED, as well as the following:

  • S_OK
    CLSID was returned successfully.


If an embedded document was created by an application that is not available on the user's computer, the document, by a call to CoTreatAsClass, may be able to display itself for editing by emulating a class that is supported on the user's machine. In this case, the CLSID returned by a call to IRunnableObject::GetRunningClass will be that of the class being emulated, rather than the document's native class.


Runs On Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 3.0 and later Objidl.h    

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

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 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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