Re: newbie VariantCopy returning error message

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Tue, 6 Nov 2007 07:39:49 -0500
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I'm trying to return an error message from a VC DLL.
Here's a sippet;

STDMETHODIMP CDD50_Report::Mytest(VARIANT *lcInput,VARIANT *strErrors)
   char strMsg[1000];
  sprintf(strMsg,"My file not found %s",lcInput);

%s format specifier expects char* as a corresponding parameter, not
VARIANT*. Your program will at best crash immediately, at worst corrupt
memory and crash much later in a seemingly unrelated piece of code.


What gave you the idea this could possibly work? VariantCopy is clearly
documented to take two VARIANT* parameters. It won't take a char* no
matter how much you want it to.

I've tried using CComVariant, Changetype, etc
but to no success.


With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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