Re: Interface inheritance between different COM modules?

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:15:01 -0700
Is the file in the same folder as your other project files? If not,
you need to add an additional include path in your project

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Axel Bock" <> wrote in message


I tried all that, but it does not work. Whyever. When I add the .idl
file to the project it still keeps complaining about "cannot open
XYZ.h" - XYZ.h being the name of the base IDL file, which type I want
to inherit.


Alexander Nickolov wote:

In addition to Igor's reply, you need to also include the external
IDL file in your project so it's processed by MIDL and its header
file generated.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Axel Bock" <> wrote in message


I have a - hopefully - simple problem. I need to write an Interface
INT_B in a COM component COM_B, which actually inherits from an
interface INT_A from COM component COM_A.

I try to do this by importlib'ing the COM_A.dll file in the COM_B.idl,
and write the following line:

interface IINT_B : IINT_A { };

Where IINT_A is defined in the COM_A.dll file. Alas I get a MIDL
compiler error: COM_B.idl(31) : warning MIDL2271 : [object] interfaces
must derive from another [object] interface such as IUnknown :
[ Interface 'IINT_A' (IINT_A' ) ].

If I use another interface defined in the same file it works
If I include the COM_A.idl file I get some weird errors saying "could
not find COM_A.h file".
If I do something else ... well, I don't know of something else :-) .

Can anybody help? I included parts of the IDL files below for

Many thanks in advance & greetings,

p.s.: If I am off-topic here, please, where should I post this?

----------------- IDL files -----------------

I deleted the properties etc. from the files and all the other classes
for readability ...

COM_A.dl IDL file:

interface IServiceQualifier : IDispatch{ };

library ComLscLib
helpstring("ServiceQualifier Class")
coclass ServiceQualifier
[default] interface IServiceQualifier;

COM_B.dl IDL file:

interface IConfigurationServiceQualifier : IServiceQualifier {

helpstring("ServiceConfiguration 1.0-Typbibliothek")
library ServiceConfigurationLib
helpstring("ConfigurationServiceQualifier Class")
coclass ConfigurationServiceQualifier
[default] interface IConfigurationServiceQualifier;

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