#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTANN_API L_INT L_AnnGetAutoContainer(hObject, phContainer)

Gets the handle of the container for the automation object. The automation object is used to implement default properties.



Handle to an annotation automation object.

pHANNOBJECT phContainer

Address of the HANNOBJECT variable to be updated with the handle of the automation objects container. If the object does not have a container, the updated value is NULL.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The function was successful.
< 1 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


The automation object is associated with a root container but is not in the container.

Before calling this function, you must declare a variable of data type HANNOBJECT. Then, pass the address of the variable in the phContainer parameter. This function will update the variable with the handle of the annotation object's container.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




This example gets the automation object’s container and assigns it to a global variable.

L_INT AnnGetAutoContainerExample(HANNOBJECT hAutoObject, 
                                                HANNOBJECT hContainer)/* Container annotation object */ 
   HANNOBJECT  ThisContainer; /* Automation object's container */ 
   L_INT       nRet;          /* Return value */ 
   /* Get the automation object's container */ 
   nRet = L_AnnGetAutoContainer(hAutoObject, &ThisContainer); 
   /* Assign the object to the global Container variable */ 
   if (nRet == SUCCESS) 
      hContainer = ThisContainer; 
      MessageBox (NULL, TEXT("Automation object has no container"), TEXT("Error"), MB_OK); 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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