win32com, string array --> Type mismatch?

Harry Pehkonen harry.pehkonen at
Fri Aug 8 22:07:50 CEST 2003

I'm running WRQ's Reflection telnet client
(win32com.client.Dispatch("Reflection2.Session")).  It appears I can
only do late binding.  There is one method that takes a ``string
array,'' and fails with:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
  File "", line 549, in goto_switch
    result = self.connection.WaitForStrings(waitfor_strngs)
  File "", line 399, in WaitForStrings
  File "<COMObject Reflection2.Session>", line 2, in WaitForStrings
com_error: (-2147352571, 'Type mismatch.', None, 1)

I've tried providing lists and tuples of strings, lists and tuples of
unicode strings.

makepy -i reports:

    Warning - could not load registered typelib

Without the -i, it creates CLSID, but when I run the telnet
client, COM Browser says it's F29799A0-4B0C-101B-AC7B-04021C007002
(off a bit).  The module mentions this CLSID F29...

I tried renaming and importing the file, but I still get the
Type mismatch.

In short, is there something specific I need to do in order to pass a
``string array'' from Python to a COM server when I'm (I think) stuck
with late binding?


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