COleCurrency::ParseCurrency()

Why does COleCurrency::ParseCurrency fail when I have the Swedish Regional settings ?
It seems to be a problem when I have a dot as thousand sign and a comma as a decimal sign at the same time.
Regards, torbjorn.berglund@reterm.se
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kargoCommented:
The COleCurrency::ParseCurrency function uses a function in OleAuth32.dll that is supposed to convert OLE types from something to something else.  In this case the conversion if from OLESTR to CURRENCY.  There is a bug in the VarCyFromStr(() function which is used in that conversion.  You may have noticed that the default "Digit Grouping Symbol" in the Control Panel setting if either " " or ",".   I guess that you manually added the "." to get the result you mention.  The value is ignored in reality so you can only use a " " since the "," is used as the "Decimal Symbol".  The solution I came up with is to parse user entered text and place " " where ever the "Digit Grouping Symbol" appears before the conversion.  When going to the display I find " " and replace them with the "Digit Grouping Symbol".
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