Starting Win32 Service

Tim Golden tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 08:42:26 CEST 2006


[placid]
| > Now i was trying to use service.ChangeStartMode but each 
| time i pass in
| > an argument i get the error;
| >
| > #TypeError: __call__() takes exactly 1 argument (2 given)
| >
| > but;
| >
| > >>> print service.ChangeStartMode
| > <function ChangeStartMode (StartMode) => (ReturnValue)>
| >
| > ChangeStartMode needs an argument!
| >
| > What im i doing wrong here?
| 
| And to answer my own question, the way to pass in arguments is via the
| key=value way so;
| 
| service.ChangeStartMode(StartMode = "Automatic")

Yes, sorry about that, it's a well-known (to me) gotcha.
Basically there's no way I can extract the params from
the COM interface in a way which implies order, so I
can't take them in positionally. (Corrections to this
statement will be gratefully received).

TJG

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