Re: What is wrong with this method invocation?

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Wed, 7 Nov 2007 13:55:32 -0500
Giovanni Dicanio <> wrote:

"Igor Tandetnik" <> ha scritto nel messaggio

VBScript only supports VARIANT* for [in, out] parameters [...]
Unlike VB, which can handle any automation type.

So, as a summary, is the following correct?

1. With Visual Basic 6 and VBA:
we can use any automation type, both as [in] and as [in, out]
parameters; we can use any automation type also as [out, retval]
2. With VBScript:
we can use any automation type as [in] parameters and [out, retval]
parameter; we must use VARIANT* for [in, out] parameters.

Correct. For completeness, JavaScript doesn't support [in, out] or [out]
parameters at all ([out, retval] works for any type).

If this summary is correct, is any technical reason for this
limitation of VBScript?

From the horse's mouth:

IMHO, I think that we should use VARIANT as less as possible, because
this prevents IntelliSense. Is this correct?

There's no IntelliSense for VBScript, as far as I can tell. VBScript
does not read type libraries and does not know method signatures at
design time (nor really at run time - it just throws the values over to
IDispatch::Invoke and hopes for the best).
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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