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Crashing with IDispatch Invoke

Posted on 2002-06-06
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I can't figure out why this code keeps crashing.  I am trying to invoke methods and properties in the documents collection using the IDispatch pointer returned by the GetDocuments in the application object.  The application I am trying to work with here is FileMaker


//create application interface
IFMIAppn* m_pFmApp;
m_pFmApp = new IFMIAppn;
m_pFmApp->CreateDispatch(_T("FMPRO.Application"));


//the method we want to run in the documents collection is Close
IDispatch* myDispatch;
DISPID dispid;
OLECHAR* szName = OLESTR("Close");

//get IDispatch to document collection for application...the variant holds IDispatch
VARIANT myVar = m_pFmApp->GetDocuments();

myDispatch = myVar.pdispVal;

//get DISPID to the close method
myDispatch->GetIDsOfNames(IID_NULL, &szName, 1, ::GetUserDefaultLCID(), &dispid);

//everything works fine at this point...getIDsOfname works ok its 0x5
if(dispid == 0x5)
{ AfxMessageBox("DISPID for method Close is 0x5");  }

//needed for Invoke
EXCEPINFO  except;
unsigned   int argerr;
VARIANT result;

//run the close method
HRESULT hr = myDispatch->Invoke(
    dispid ,
    IID_NULL,
    LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT,
    DISPATCH_METHOD,
    NULL,
    &result,
    &except,
    &argerr);


As soon as I run the myDispatch->Invoice my application crashes with an error message:

"The instruction at "0x779b5114" reference memory at "0x000000000".  The memory could not be "read"

Thanks for any help
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BeyondWu earned 150 total points
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If the method of Close has no parameter, use following code.

DISPPARAMS param = {NULL, NULL, 0, 0};
//run the close method
HRESULT hr = myDispatch->Invoke(
   dispid ,
   IID_NULL,
   LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT,
   DISPATCH_METHOD,
   &param, // <--- shouldn't be NULL!
   &result,
   &except,
   &argerr);
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