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Posted on 2001-08-06
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Hi. Does someone know why, when transactions are activated, COM+ ALWAYS rise the same exception "Illegal procedure call or argument" no matter what error happens inside of a DLL????

It is a VERY hard problem. I cannot use exceptions to rise from VB, and makes very hard the debugging. It only happens when the transactions are active, i think...

Any clues?
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Question by:Cuervo
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by:Dave_Greene
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Return the error information by exposing it through the properties of the COM+ DLL

In your DLL...

Public Property Get ErrNo() as Long
   ErrNo = m_ErrNo
End Sub

Etc...


In Your Function

On Error Goto EH

...

EH:
  With Err  
     m_ErrNo = .Number
     m_ErrStr = .Desc
     .Clear  
  End With
End Function


Then in your ASP Page or whatever...

Dim ObjCom

Set ObjCom = Server.CreateObJect("YOurDLL.CLASS")

x = ObjCom.Function()
if objCom.ErrNo <> 0 Then
   with objCom
      msgbox .ErrNo, .ErrMsg
   End with
End if



   
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by:Cuervo
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Hi

Isn't supossed that is bad to have properties in COM+ DLLs?

But desestemating that... I can't believe that COM+ does this!!!!! it's offuscating!!!! Is this right???? Why the people of the magazines or the experienced programmers does not say anything?? No one told me of this anywhere and i think that is a pretty hard failure for this technology (if i'm not doing any mistakes and is not my fault, i cannot believe it)

There's no service pack or something for this??
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by:Dave_Greene
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Nope sorry.  To return errors back to the calling application you have to expose them through properties.  It isn't your fault, just a limitation with COM+ & Microsoft.

And no it is not bad to expose properties in COM/MTS DLLs I have done it for years with no problems.
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by:Cuervo
ID: 6360850
But isn't ASP to be multithreaded? I thought that it was bad to mantain states in the DLLs within COM+.
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Dave_Greene earned 200 total points
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You are only maintaining it long enough to see if an error occurred.  they you are removing it.
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by:Cuervo
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if there's no better solutions you will have the points. However, do you happen to have some paper or page where Microsoft talks about this problem? i would be very grateful if i have one.
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