Re: ATL console applcation using ActiveX control

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:10:59 -0700
Controls require hosting on a form/dialog. You can't just instantiate
the control's object and start callign its methods. ATL already
implements hosting support for ActiveX Controls. See: AtlAxWinInit,
CAxWindow. For your purposes you can host the control in a
hidden window I guess.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Illuminator" <> wrote in message

These links are tutorials on how to create COM objects using ATL, not what
am looking for.

Looking for something like this: (not working)

#include <windows.h>
#include <atlcomcli.h>

#import "myControl.ocx" no_namespace

int main(int argc, char **argv)
  CComPtr<_DMyControl> com_ptr;

  hr = CoInitialize(0);

  if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
     hr = com_ptr.CoCreateInstance(L"MyControl.MyControlCtrl.1");

     if (SUCCEEDED(hr))
        printf("Get age: %dn", com_ptr->getAge());
        printf("ActiveX Error.\n");
     printf("COM Error.\n");

So what is wrong in this code?


"Brian Muth" wrote:

"Illuminator" <> wrote in message


I was wondering if anyone could help me by writing a very simple atl
application where I can invoke some methods from an activex control.

For instance my control has a method like this (simplified):

int getNumber() {return 12;}

I just want to be able to invoke this method from an ATL console

I am very grateful for any help!

That's what tutorials are for.


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