chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net
Tue Feb 19 05:56:44 CET 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Shannon" <jeff at ccvcorp.com>
> Michael Kelly wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, did they give you a type library
> > with the control?
> This is important. As I understand it, without a type library, pythoncom
> has no way of knowing which params are [out] params. Since Python doesn't
> have reference semantics like those of C++ or Visual Basic, it cannot use
> [out] params in the "normal" way. So if you're using an interface that
> makes use of [out] params, you *need* the type library in order to be able
> to use it from Python. If you're not sure whether you've got one, try
> Makepy, as suggested...
Type libraries have a .tlb extension normally, correct? The ZIP contains
ReportOcx.lic, .lib, and .ocx; I'm a novice at Windows and had to be banged
on the head before I put the .lic and .ocx together in the SYSTEM folder.
I did register the OCX using REGSVR32 as noted on several websites, and I
ran makepy from the Pythonwin menu as I have in several other instances.
Have I missed anything?
The source files are not available (it's a form of shareware, where you pay
for source access) so I can't build a type library even if I knew how.
I should just go back to Linux where everything makes sense...
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