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The WM_ASKCBFORMATNAME message is sent to the clipboard owner by a clipboard viewer window to request the name of a CF_OWNERDISPLAY clipboard format.


cchName = (DWORD) wParam            // size of buffer 

lpszFormatName = (LPTSTR) lParam    // buffer to receive format name 



Value of wParam. Specifies the size, in characters, of the buffer pointed to by the lpszFormatName parameter.
Value of lParam. Points to the buffer that is to receive the clipboard format name.

Return Values

If an application processes this message, it should return zero.


In response to this message, the clipboard owner should copy the name of the owner-display format to the specified buffer, not exceeding the buffer size specified by the cchName parameter.

A clipboard viewer window sends this message to the clipboard owner to determine the name of the CF_OWNERDISPLAY format ¾ for example, to initialize a menu listing available formats.

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