Re: COM support in application

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:50:55 -0400
Sam Shi <> wrote:

   I want my application support COM. The application is as normal
that it have window, UI etc, and it can run multiple instances. Now I
want to add a COM interface so that other applications(IE or other
client) can access this app's data.

   For example, we run 2 instances of Excel(just for example), we
name it Excel A and Excel B. Now through IE. and Javascript. We need
to know how many Excel instances are running, get Excel A or B's
interface and get it's data or do some actions.

Read about IRunningObjectTable.

How does the client know, and why does the client care, which instance
it wants to connect to?

See also RegisterActiveObject - it allows one object per CLSID to
designate itself as "special" - accessible via GetActiveObject. Not
quite what you want.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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