Re: copy from IUnknown* to CComObjectRoot

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:43:05 -0500
PaulH <> wrote:

I have an ATL COM object that implements an ATL collection of another
ATL COM object. What I would like to do is essentially what I have in
the code below, I'm just not sure how to implement it. As is, the code
compiles, but when I read the iterator back, the collection is full of
empty objects suggesting the copy isn't deep enough.

typedef std::vector< CComObjectEmbed< CMyObj > > ContainerType;

STDMETHODIMP CMyCollection::Add( IMyObj* pObj )
   CComObjectEmbed< CMyObj > item;
   item = pObj; // ???

This compiles because CComObjectEmbed has this constructor:

CComObjectEmbed(void* pv) {m_pOuterUnknown = (IUnknown*)pv;}

As you see, what it does is nowhere near what you seem to think it does.

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. Why not just have a
collection of IMyObj* pointers? Note that there's no guarantee that
there's an instance of CMyObj behing IMyObj*. Somebody could provide
their own implementation of IMyObj, and pass that to you.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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