python1.5.2 + nt services + COM
gtalvola at nameconnector.com
Fri Nov 9 20:36:51 CET 2001
At 12:44 PM 11/9/01 -0500, Steven Scott wrote:
>I'm not specifically using threads, although I am subclassing
>win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework as per the ntservice example that comes
>with win32all...I don't know if it does something with threads, but I'm led
>to believe that it's so.
That's probably the reason it doesn't work. See Appendix D of Python
Programming on Win32 for a good explanation of threading issues with
COM. Or if you don't have the book, the short version is, try calling:
at the beginning of the DoRun method (or if you'd prefer
apartment-threading instead of free-threading, call
pythoncom.CoInitialize() instead). Also, you should call
at the end of the DoRun method.
The difference between apartment and free threading is covered pretty well
in Python Programming on Win32.
- Geoff Talvola
gtalvola at NameConnector.com
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