Solved

FreeLibrary in ActiveForm

Posted on 2002-05-14
4
733 Views
Last Modified: 2007-11-27
Hi all,

I've developed a ActiveX control (TActiveForm) in Delphi 5 to be used only in Internet Explorer 5+ (HTML page).

In this OCX I have to dynamically load and unload a DLL, let's say MYDLL.DLL.

Firstly, I tried to place LoadLibrary in TMyFormX.Initialize, but I couldn't guess the right place to call FreeLibrary.

I now have LoadLibrary in TMyFormX.ActiveFormCreate and FreeLibrary goes into TMyFormX.ActiveFormDestroy

Using breakpoints I can see that FormCreate and Initialize are called many, many times, for example, HTML page reload, but I never could trace FormDestroy.

As I'm having some GPF's in I.E. and details tells me IEXPLORE bla bla bla (you know what I mean..) in MYDLL.DLL I'm very suspicious that LoadLibrary & FreeLibrary are not in right place.

The question:

In which events handlers I must place LoadLibrary & FreeLibrary stuff in my ActiveForm control???

Many thanks in advance,
Itamar
0
Comment
Question by:itamar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
inthe earned 210 total points
ID: 7010132
i would only use dll's for holding functions/routines that wanted to be kept seperate from main program for upgrading purposes or good housekeeping etc.. try to load and unload the dll when its needed instead of leaving it loaded.
for example if you have a function that uses it then load for the function then free it.
the reasons here are activex's dont get notified of the form destroy events etc..so it would be difficult to say when would be best to free it.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:itamar
ID: 7010160
Hi inthe,

bad news for me!

I have some good reasons to call external DLL's.
The load and unload in each function call probably will causes me performance problems, but I'll try anyway...

Really disapointed with ActiveX...
If TActiveForm has a initialize method that can be overridden, it should also have a finalize one!

Well, perhaps someone else can bring some other ideas to this thread, but if you are saying so, I'm not so hopefulness ;-)

Thanks a lot!
Itamar
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:ITugay
ID: 7010491
Hi itamar,

not sure for ActiveX, but usually you can do it something like this:

unit SomeUnit;
...
interface
...
implementaion
...
initialization
  // load library here
finalization
  // unload library here
end.

0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:itamar
ID: 7057991
Hi inthe,

your comment was the more usefull.

Thanks,
Itamar
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Objective: - This article will help user in how to convert their numeric value become words. How to use 1. You can copy this code in your Unit as function 2. than you can perform your function by type this code The Code   (CODE) The Im…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 7 hours left to enroll

631 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question