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Calling object methods without direct

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This is a tough one.
I need to call methods in an ActiveX control BUT I can't use the standard object.method to call it. I will only know it's name at run-time.

I need (I know it doesn't exist in plain VB) something like object.methods["methodname"](var1, var2). I could live without any vars.

I also know this can be implemented using the IDispatch interface methods like GetIdsOfNames...

I'm looking for something generic which can take an object and analyze it's properties and methods. I could do it with Delphi or C++, but I need to do it in VB or use something ready.

Thanks.
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In VB6 you have the callbyname function.

CallByName(object, procedurename, calltype,[arguments()])

Combined with late binding [Set myob = CreateObject("Excel.Sheet")], you may be able to do what you want.

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EXCELLENT COGNITION. Send me an e-mail to ssite@netvision.net.il for a little chat :-)
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