Re: Newbie: CComBSTR limitation?

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:45:05 -0700
If you are constructing the XML, I suggest you forgo DOM
and dump it directly into a stream...

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Vivek" <> wrote in message

Hi Brian,

I agree that this is not the best way of utilizing BSTRs. The only reason
for why it is being used is become a member function of the
IXMLDOMDocument (MSXML framework) object accepts only BSTR when attempting
to convert XML nodes into a string, which is then later dumped to a file.
If there was a method that allowed the user code to dump the contents to a
file or to an IStream interface directly, then I would certainly use it.
Unfortunately, this is the only way:

Splitting the data up into chunks is currently not an option, since there
currently is no perceived way of doing this... If you can suggest
something better, than yes, I am willing to look into it. Thanks!



Brian Muth wrote:

Can I ask what your intention is with this enormous BSTR? What kind of
operation are you expecting to perform on it? I strongly suspect there is
a better path than the one you are on. (I think Alexander is likely to
agree there is probably BSTR-abuse going on.)


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