Re: Documentation for C++ classes supporting the ActiveX ADO controls?

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:59:03 -0800
You most likely want this group:

Not sure if it's managed.

ATL has no explicit support for ADO. It's geared towards
using OLE DB directly, bypassing ADO.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Jim Walsh" <> wrote in message

I'm not sure that this is the best of the MSDN managed newsgroups for this
question. If not please redirect me.

I'm developing a C++ application in Visual Studio 2005 that includes an
interface to ADO controls.

I have created a dialog box into which I have inserted (from the VS2005
toolbox) the ADO Data Control, ADO Data Grid control, and ADO DataList
control. I have added control member variables for each of these controls.
The VS2005 IDE has inserted new classes for each of these member control
variables. But, I can't find any documentation on what the functions in
classes do, or the correct way to use them.

I've found two kinds of documentation, but neither seems directly related
the classes that were inserted into my application.

1. OLE DB Template classes.

2. The CHM help file that comes with the ADO controls, but the properties
and methods there don't seem to correspond to the functions in the classes
that were inserted into my application. Also, the CHM files are actually
quite old.

For example, for the ADO Grid control, the class that was inserted has a
function named get_Columns(). That should return a group of columns, maybe
"collection". I should assign the result of that function to some object
that would have methods that would allow me to access one of the columns.
But what class should I use for the object to receive the result of

What I am trying to do is really trivial, but how to get there is totally
unclear. Here is what I want to do:

The grid will display the result of a SELECT statement on a table in my

The user will select a row in grid.

I want to be able to determine the contents of the first cell in the row
that the user selected.

Thanks for the help.


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