Re: ATL com server can pass interface as parameters?

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:49:43 -0400
"Ceasar" <> wrote in message

OLE32.dll access violation causes by VC6 debugger with smart pointer

Declare interfaces with smart pointer and trace it with VC6 debugger
=> Access violation at the end of application.
CComPtr<IMy1> pMy1;
CComPtr<IMy2> pMy2;

My psychic powers tell me you have code similar to this:

int main() {
    CComPtr<IMy1> pMy1;
    CComPtr<IMy2> pMy2;


    pMy1 = ...;
    pMy2 = ...;
    // do something

    return 0;
    // crash here

Smart pointers go out of scope at the closing curly brace. At this
moment they call Release() on underlying raw pointer. But,
CoUninitialize has already been called - after that, any COM call is
illegal and is likely to lead to a crash. You must arrange for all
interface pointers to be released before CoUninitialize is called.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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