Added in 1.9.4
This calls a member of an open COM connection with the specified method and parameters.
Uses the same format as $com() apart from the alias. It is multi-threaded so it will not halt the script and will call the specified alias once the call returns.
Returns: 1 = ok, 0 = fail.
name - Connection name.
alias - Alias to call when the call is finished.
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 about 3 years ago · 5 revisions