Re: Problems with CComSafeArrays

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:48:35 -0400
ebresie <> wrote:

_variant_t vt;

CComSafeArrayBound bounds[1]; // 1 column
bounds[0].SetCount(2); // 2 rows
DWORD numElements[] = {1, 2}; // 1x2 array (single position)
CComSafeArray<double> saR(bounds, 1);

long index[2]; // used to identify the position in an array
double dValue;

// at (0,0)
index[0] = 0; index[1] = 0; dValue = 11.0;
saR.MultiDimSetAt(index, dValue);

You have a one-dimensional array. Only the first index (index[0]) is
used. In fact, you can just use a plain vanilla SetAt here.

This is not the cause of your immediate problems.

// at (0,1)
index[1] = 1; dValue = -22.6789;
saR.MultiDimSetAt(index, dValue);

Since index[1] is ignored, you are replacing the same value you've set
in a previous MultiDimSetAt call. The second element of the array,
meanwhile, remains uninitialized.

vt.vt = VT_ARRAY | VT_R8;
vt.parray = saR;

Make it

vt.parray = saR.Detach();

Otherwise you have two smart classes both thinking they own underlying
SAFEARRAY* pointer. When these two objects go out of scope, you end up
with double destruction.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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