Re: Retrun value type information on scripting

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:37:51 -0400
"Johnson Lau" <> wrote in message

I want to convert JS array into a SAFEARRAY before I pass it
to the C++ program, but I don't know how to
determine type of the return data, which may be
internal data(number, boolean) and also Array in JS.

I like to perform checking the type through typeof /
instanceof operator in JS

typeof isn't helpful: typeof([]) returns "object". I don't know of any
way to simulate instanceof in C++: it requires access to the object's
prototype chain, and as far as I can tell JavaScript engine doesn't
expose it.

You could use a heuristic: if the object has length property, as well as
methods like push, pop, sort or join, then chances are high it's an
array. You can check for the presence of properties and methods with

but I don't know
how to get the right DISPID (I succeeded in getting
the DISPID of a method defined in the web page,
but failed on "typeof")

typeof is not a method, it's an operator in the language - in the same
way as, say, '+' is an operator. There's no DISPID for '+' either.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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