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$com(name|N)

Returns name if connection is open, or name of Nth connection. N = 0 returns number of open connections.

Parameters

name|N - The connection name or the Nth connection.

Properties

.progid - The object name.
.result - The value returned by the COM object member after the call
.error - The error code if any.
.errortext - The error text if any.
.argerr - TODO
.dispatch - $true if this is a dispatch pointer.
.unknown - $true if this is a unknown pointer.


$com(name, &bvar)

Returns connection information for the connection and puts it into &bvar.

Parameters

name|- The connection name.
&bvar - The &bvar to write to.

Properties

.progid - The object name.
.result - The value returned by the COM object member after the call
.error - The error code if any.
.errortext - The error text if any.
.argerr - TODO
.dispatch - $true if this is a dispatch pointer.
.unknown - $true if this is a unknown pointer.


$com(name/N,varname)

Returns value of the specified variable name.

Parameters

name/N - The connection name or the Nth connection.
varname - Name of the referenced variable.


$com(name,member,method,type1,value1,...,typeN,valueN)

This calls a member of an open COM connection with the specified method and parameters.

Returns: 1 = ok, 0 = fail.

Parameters

name - Connection name.
member - Member name.
method - Combination of the following values added together:

             1 = DISPATCH_METHOD
             2 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYGET
             4 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUT
             8 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUTREF

type - The variable type, can be: i1, i2, i4, ui1, ui2, ui4, int, uint, r4, r8, cy, date, decimal, bool, bstr, variant, dispatch, unknown, error.
             VB equivalents are: boolean, byte, currency, date, double, integer, long, single, string, variant.
             To make a variable by reference, use * in the type name, eg. i1*
             To assign a name to a variable for later reference after a call, append it to the type, eg. i1* varname
             When using a variant you must also specify the variable type after it, eg. variant bool.

value - The value assigned to the variable type.

Updated by Per Amundsen over 1 year ago · 5 revisions

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