DCOM without Visual Studio


Posted on 19.01.2017 15:00


I was wondering if you provide a way to control DEWESoft (with C++ code) with DCOM but WITHOUT Visual Studio.

All your examples are for Visual Studio.

I don't and can't use Visual Studio but Eclipse with MingW.

I already controlled other softwares with this configuration without any problems.

I'm trying to find a way to get access to the interfaces of the DEWESoft DCOM but I didn't find a solution.

Do you guys can provide the header and UUID files (*.h and c files) generated by the MIDL compiler of Visual Studio ?

See : Files Generated for a COM Interface

Thanks a lot,

Helmut O'Brian

Posted on 24.01.2017 08:01

No solution ?

DEWESoft Support
Technical support
Posted on 24.01.2017 15:11


to develop DCOM plugins in C++ you need the ATL library, which is only available in Visual Studio. It is theoretically possible to write everything in pure C, but it's practically impossible because you'd have to manually make a type library for DEWESoft and also manually generate the code for COM object management. This would take a ton of work and you'd have to know exactly what you're doing. Supporting this would therefore also be extremely hard. Please consider using Visual Studio, for which we offer a plugin wizard.

Helmut O'Brian

Posted on 25.01.2017 12:26


Thanks for your answer.

Too bad, I don't want to and I won't use Visual Studio.

I don't want to develop a plugin, I just want to control DEWESoft with its ActiveX (DCOM) interface.

I can do it with Word, Excel, DADiSP, and a lot of other software but not DEWESoft...

It sucks !

Have a nice day !

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