[python-win32] IActiveScript::AddNamedItem fails with exception

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 07:04:48 CEST 2012

On 3/04/2012 2:51 AM, Tim Roberts wrote:
> David Manns wrote:
>> We have a scripting engine interface in our application. This works
>> fine for loading/calling VBscript and Javascript scripting engines,
>> but PythonScript fails. Specifically, it fails at :
>>      m_pAxsScript->AddNamedItem("application", SCRIPTITEM_NAMEDITEM)
>> where m_pAxsScript is the IActiveScript interface acquired through
>> CoCreateInstance. The hresult returned is:
>>      80004005
>> which to my mind implies some kind of 'access denied' error.
> Have you enabled Python as an Active Scripting engine?  It's not enabled
> by default, because there are security issues that couldn't be
> completely eliminated without disabling parts of the interpreter.  See
> win32comext\axscript\client\pyscript.py.

Actually, it should be enabled by default - it is just that we don't 
support any of the "safety options" of the active script interfaces. 
Thus, the end result is that the engine is available in contexts like 
Windows Scripting Host or ASP, but not in IE.


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