Re: Using same interfaces for in-proc vs. out-proc

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:20:27 -0500
Drew <> wrote:

"Igor Tandetnik" <> wrote in message

It seems that in this case, there can only be one COM server
registered at a time

What makes you think so?
One typelib - one registered COM server.

What makes you think _that_?

and that neither is prevented from using either
of the coclasses (MyInProcServer, MyOutOfProcServer).

I don't understand what you mean by "using a coclass".
Dim MyInproc as MyLibrary.MyInProcServer
Dim MyOutproc as MyLibrary.MyOutProcServer
Set MyInproc = new MyLibrary.MyInProcServer ' What is invoked in =


case, EXE or DLL?

The server whose CLSID is specified in a uuid() attribute on the =
"coclass MyInProcServer" statement.

My guess is whichever was registered last.

Your guess is incorrect.

Set MyOutproc = new MyLibrary.MyOutProcServer ' What is invoked in
this case, EXE or DLL? Same.

The server whose CLSID is specified in a uuid() attribute on the =
"coclass MyOutProcServer" statement.

The single type library in the first case, and the shared type
library in the second, would be packaged as a standalone TLB file...

Could you elaborate on this? I've attempted this approach but end up
with shared.tlb being something like 500k and in-proc/out-of-proc.tlb
being about 3k.

Why is that surprising? They only contain the coclass and the
reference to the shared TLB.
I guess I was hoping that importlib acted like including a header.

No, it's more like linking to a DLL.

Maybe I should be using import on the shared.idl?

That would defeat the point of the exercise.

All other interfaces (including _IDualMyApp), coclasses, UDTs, enums,
etc. are in the shared.tlb. The .idl files compile fine but when I
compile my C++ code, none of them are recognized, giving 3000+

Are you using #import in your C++ code? Unfortunately, #import doesn't
automatically follow references between TLBs. You'll have to #import
"shared.tlb" explicitly.
No, I'm not using #import and would prefer not to.

Then you are #including MIDL-generated .h file. Simply #include =

I bind the two
unique typelibs shown above as a resource in both EXE and DLL.

This is unrelated to compiling your source code, of course.

I assume this is where the "would be packaged as a standalone
TLB file" comes in. So how do I go about doing that?

When you compile shared.idl, a file named shared.tlb is produced.
I know this. I don't want to have to distribute this shared.tlb or
any .tlb for that matter.

Why not? You are painting yourself into a corner here.

I don't really want anything to change from
the end users perspective. They open up some VBA aware app, add a
reference to our product which is listed as it always has been and
code away.

That's how it's going to work.
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