ActiveX reference count
Posted on 1998-01-21
Hello, I checked the following structure:
console application(process 1) call ActiveX exe(process 2), I'll call it exe1.
the ActiveX exe call ActiveX dll, I'll call it dll1, the dll call a nother ActiveX exe, called exe2.
reference count is r.c.
1. r.c in console for exe1 is 1 and in exe1 it is 4, why ?
2. passing this from exe1 to dll to exe2 and assigning a smart pointer to it increase r.c to exe by 2 and both exe and exe2 stay up. why ?
3. like 2, only the passed argument to exe2 is this from the dll. this time none of the processes stays, but r.c count jumps from 1 to 4 (the dll count) in the dll.
so, the problem is how do the r.c done between processes
and in them ? when a process will stay up ?