Re: ATL singleton

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:25:15 -0400
Alexander Lamaison <> wrote:

The connections are being stored via monikers in the ROT. Despite the
fact that we never Release() their pointers or Revoke() their ROT
tokens (this was going to be my next question - MSDN thinks this is
crucial), all the DLLs unload cleanly when I close the Explorer
window! How can this happen? Shouldn't the outstanding references
to the connection COM objects should lock the server?

You said what you have is a "connection to a remote server". I assumed
that you literally have an interface pointer to an object implemented in
some out-of-proc server (possibly running on a different machine). In
which case, it's that server that's locked by storing its pointer in the
ROT, not your DLL (which acts as a client, not as a server).
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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