Unloading and reloading an Active X control
Posted on 1998-06-29
We writing an MFC dialog (Formview) app. (VC++ 5.0). Its using an Active X email control from a company called Mabry Software to automatically read and respond to email. It needs to be very reliable. Occasionally if the mailserver drops off, this block gets in a confused internal state. We can detect when we are in this state, but
unfortunately the block has no method to allow it to be reset. The block developer says we need to "unload and
reload" the block to release its memory and resources and then restart it in a fresh state.
This is apparently easy in VB, but I have no idea how to do it in this dialog MFC app.
How do you do this in MFC? Does it require a different way of putting the block in the app than plopping
it down with the resource editor?