win32, COM, and Solidworks (again) - Still Trying

Markus Wankus markus_wankus at
Mon Aug 11 15:12:25 CEST 2003

On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 09:00:02 +1000, Mark Hammond 
<mhammond at> wrote:

> Markus Wankus wrote:
>> I realize this is nothing to do with win32all - it is Solidworks.  Is 
>> there a way I can tell them about this problem and possibly get them to 
>> fix it?  What have they not done in their C++ code that is making their 
>> implementation of COM so stupid?
> You could ask them to implement the type info interfaces for their 
> objects.
>> If there was a away I could make my own Dispatch class that forced this 
>> re-instantiation I would be happy, but I can't see any way to figure out 
>> what gencache class I need for a given object at runtime.
> Yes, this is the rub.

Thanks, again - Mark.  I'll try to see if they will listen to suggestions 
for future releases...


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