Re: Interface to class casts

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:10:44 -0500
Jack Hughes <> wrote:

Alexander Nickolov wrote:

There's a much more elegant solution for your problem.
It's called persistence. Implement the IPersistXXX
interface required by RDB (IPersistStreamInit for
example, but bear in mind I'm not familiar with RDB)
on your object and work directly through it.

So far as I am aware, COM persistence only supports flat binary
files(?) I need to persist to a relational database.

So define an implement a suitable IPersistDatabase interface.

Also, so far as I am aware, COM persistence is performed by the
client. I am doing a service that has to write its state to a
database without a client being there to do it.

"Client" is something that calls methods on a COM interface. "Server" is
something that implements a COM interface. A server for one interface
may very well be a client of another. In your example, a body of
AddWheel method is a client of IWheel interface.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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