How to convert BSTR to char*

How to convert BSTR to char*
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codeskunkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This IS the MFC forum... am I right ???
What happened to CString ???

Just assign the BSTR throuh operater= or pass through the  constructor.  Your string can now be cast as an LPCSTR (if you need it).

CString csString( TheBSTRToConvert );

The other way around... (In case you wondered)

SomeFunct( BSTR* pFillMe )
{
   CString csValue( "I am gonna fill a BSTR" );
   pFillMe = csValue.AllocSysString();
}
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jhanceCommented:
#include <comdef.h>
...

// Get the BSTR into a _bstr_t class
_bstr_t mybstr = new _bstr_t(YOUR_BSTR_VAR, false);

// Use the (char *) operator from _bstr_t to get this into
// a const char *
const char *lpszStr = (char *)mybstr;

// Do your char * string thing..

// Delete the _bstr_t
delete mybstr;
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mblatCommented:
or you can use

myFunc(BSTR bstr)
{
USES_CONVERSION;

    char* pOut = OLE2A(bstr);

}

I suggest you read topic on conversion macros (Microsoft TN059) , there are some points you need to now about memory menagement, to use them correctly.

Hope it helps.
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CriusCommented:
#include <comutil.h>

char *WorkCharString = _com_util::ConvertBSTRToString(InBSTR);
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