By: John Kaster
Abstract: In this audio replay, Chris discusses his work on ActiveX, COM, .NET interop, VLI and the New Component wizard
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This is a log of the chat room during the live audio chat from December 6, 2004 on
Delphi 2005 with Chris Bensen, a Borland R&D Engineer. Chris
discusses his work on ActiveX, COM, .NET interop, VLI and the New
Component wizard for Delphi 2005 in this chat.
Note: This log is only the chat room
transcript. There is much additional information covered in the audio
replay that is not available in this chat log. For all previous and
upcoming live chats, see http://bdntv.borland.com/chat.html.
aohlsson : As was announced, the topic is ActiveX, COM,
.NET interop, VLI and the New Component wizard, etc. Feel free to fill
up the question queue using /ask or hit the "ask" button.
jkaster : aohlsson : "If I have a Win32
DLL, is it just a matter of running a wizard for the VLI stuff to get
an interface to call my Win32 stuff through?" - No, you
have to define an interface yourself. Hopefully you can copy and paste
from the interface definition.
jkaster : vdv : "what happened to the
active-form wizard? Any chance to get it back for D32?" -
We're discussing ways to bring this back, perhaps in a patch for
jkaster : Serge_d : "is it a feature of a
wizard to do not create package if current project is an
application?" - I think it's a lack of a feature more
than a feature. If you have a project that supports adding a component,
that will be available.
jkaster : Serge_d : "Is there a plans for
wizards to create COM wrapper from .Net or .Net from COM" -
We already do some of this, so I'm not sure what this is
jkaster : mrpmorris : "What is wrong with
a .net assembly being exposed to COM by default?" - Nothing
wrong with it, it's perfectly valid. It's an odd design
approach to make it totally visible to the world because the GUIDs
jkaster : Leonel : "Do you plan to make
VLI available in Win32, to simplify loading of regular DLLs?"
- yes , investigating that as we speak!
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