Brew MP 1.0.2
Returns the preferred extent of the draw decorator. The preferred extent is the
size that the draw decorator would choose to be under ideal circumstances. For
example, let's say a draw decorator wishes to adorn the outside of a bit mapped
image by drawing a fancy, ornate gold and gilded frame (think oil paintings by
Flemish masters hanging in the upper floors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in
New York). Ideally, this frame would be impressively drawn, as large as possible
to distract the viewer from the sameness of yet-another austere portrait of a
European nobleman. Here, the preferred extent might be returned as the full
dimensions of the screen. Though this is the preferred extent of the object, the
draw decorator will automatically size itself, at creation, to be the same extent
as the object it wraps. In the above example, that ostentatious, gaudy gold frame
will be shrunk to be the exact same size as the bitmap image it wraps. However,
when the application calls IDrawDecorator_GetPreferredExtent() the full glorious
size of the draw decorator would be returned.
Pointer to the IDrawDecorator object.
Pointer to the WidgetExtent struct that, on output, will contain the preferred extent
of the draw decorator.
- The preferred extent for the draw decorator is returned in 'x'.