IShellItemImageFactory interface (shobjidl_core.h)

Exposes a method to return either icons or thumbnails for Shell items. If no thumbnail or icon is available for the requested item, a per-class icon may be provided from the Shell.


The IShellItemImageFactory interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IShellItemImageFactory also has these types of members:


The IShellItemImageFactory interface has these methods.


Gets an HBITMAP that represents an IShellItem.


A pointer to this interface is commonly obtained through one of the following functions:

See the Using Image Factory sample for a full example of how to use this interface.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h (include Shobjidl.h)