It was my first guess, but I don't think so...each time I receive a call (from the loop) I receive the same integer VT_BYREF | VT_I2 (which is deallocated by VariantClear).
It seems that this BSTR is lost between calls, causing the leak (obviously myInt is an integer and can't reflect changes).
I can't change that interface, the real code is far more complicated, basically I need to receive a VARIANT* and change their value, and the new value comes from a c++ string.
I'm testing using VB 6.
How CallService is defined in IDL file? If it's "CallService([in] VARIANT *p1)", then you cannot change the parameter. If it's "CallService([in,out] VARIANT *p1), then you cannot receive the parameter in Integer.
IAC, VB passes myInt variable as VT_BYREF | VT_I2 to be possible to change the myInt value. It's made only during call some method. Inside VB don't store variant by this manner.
And yes, now I understand, as I suspected, I can't reallocate the VT_BYREF | VT_I2 inside my ATL code.
The only thing still not 100% clear which confused me is that I can define a VB procedure receiving a byref variant, do the same thing receiving my int, and changing it to String and no leak happens. That was my first test.
But the difference is: there's no COM in this scenario, and the pure VB allocation\dellocation mechanisms are not the same.
STDMETHODIMP CDCSClient::CallService(/*[in,out]*/ VARIANT *p)
if (V_VT(p) == (VT_VARIANT | VT_BYREF))
// only here you can change the type of passed variable (see VB example below)
VARIANT *p2 = V_VARIANTREF(p);
p2->vt = VT_BSTR;
p2->bstrVal = SysAllocString( L"abc" );
Dim v As Variant
v = 1
Debug.Print TypeName(v) & " " & v
Debug.Print TypeName(v) & " " & v
On one side I have a C# application (WPF) from which I want to call an Office Add-In class. On my Office Add-In project I've exposed a class and an interface to COM. I'm able to call functions from my exposed Add-In object, but I'm not able to register an event, which should by fired by the exposed Add-In project.
My C# code:
officeAddIn = excel.COMAddIns.Item(ref addinName);
object obj = officeAddIn.Object;
IAddInUtilities m_excelFIMAddInUtils = (IAddInUtilities)obj;
AddInEnablingEventHandler addInEnablingEventHandler = new AddInEnablingEventHandler(m_excelFIMAddInUtils_AddInEnablingEvent);
//Until here, it works finem_excelFIMAddInUtils.AddInEnablingEvent += addInEnablingEventHandler //Failes! --> InvalidCastException
I found out a solution that works. If someone has a better working solution, please post it
The code snippet of my new code in C#:
m_excelAddInUtils = (IAddInUtilities)obj;
// create a Channel with port 0 --> otherwise an Exception will be//throwed: "This remoting proxy has no channel sink which means either //the server has no registered server channels that are listening, or //this application has no suitable client channel to talk to the server.
IpcChannel serverChannel = new IpcChannel("localhost:0");
//Use a second instance of the utility class. With the first instance provided by the COMAddIn.Object property, I //haven't found out how to marshal an event registering without throwing //an InvalidCastException
AddInFIMUtilities addInUtilClass = new AddInFIMUtilities();
//Register the second instance (CLR object) to the COM instance over the //provided utility interface
//Now the event registering works without cast exceptions
addInUtilClass.AddInSaveEvent += new AddInSaveEventHandler(addInUtilClass_OnFIMSaved);
The new delegate in Add-In class:
On the Add-In class I created a new IDispatch Interface:
//Service to register the CLR client object to COM observer list
void AddToSaveObserverList(IAddInUtilities addInUtils);
When I try to play an .avi file in a Windows Media Player component, it is like 1 second black between each new play. It says 'Media has been found' (a translation of myswlf of the Dutch version). Is this solvable? The avi file is a copy of the Vista copy file dialog which musn't be black between every loop.
I'm automating MS Word and so far I've found out that the easiest way to do it is to put as much of the code as possible in VBA macros (in a *.dot file loaded through COM automation), and call those macros.
The problem is I can't pass arguments to MyMacro1, and I need to in some cases. CApplication::Run accepts only 1 parameter and that's the macro name. But how can I pass additional arguments to the macro?
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I am trying to call an activeX method from JScript in IE6. The method we are trying to call takes two arguments: one long which is the dimension of the array (of bytes) passed as the second parameter. In some cases the size can be zero and the array undefined and we are in that case.
How can I call this method from my JScript code? I tried obj."method(0, null);" but I get an incompatible type error. I also tried using Scripting.Dictionary object but to no avail. Has anyone a tip for this ?
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