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How to trigger an event from within a bas module

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I have a DLL. Inside the DLL I have a class module and bas module.
I am using the DDEInitialize api routine. It uses a property that points to a bas module function.
When this bas module function runs I need to pass a value back up to the parent program. You can't create a event from within the bas module which is how I've been passing information back to the parent program. How can I pass some information back to a parent program if the function resides inside a bas module within a DLL? If I move the DDECALLBACK into the class module I get an error since the api expects a public function pointer.

Is there a way to make a pointer to a function that resides in a class? I'm lost on this one.

Example code:

Public Declare Function DdeInitialize Lib "user32" Alias "DdeInitializeA" _
    (pidInst As Long, _
    ByVal pfnCallback As Long, _
    ByVal afCmd As Long, _
    ByVal ulRes As Long) As Integer

    If DdeInitialize(g_lInstID, AddressOf DDECallback, APPCMD_CLIENTONLY Or MF_SENDMSGS Or MF_POSTMSGS, 0) Then
        Debug.Print "DDE Initialize Failure."
        RaiseEvent evtMessage(TranslateError)
    Else
        Debug.Print "DDE Initialize Success."
        Initialize = True
    End If

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You need to raise an event in the class to pass the value to the app. The function that raises the event should be called from the modules callback function, like this..

In your class module...

'Declarations Section
Public Event MyAction(Msg as String)

Friend SomeAction()
   'this will raise the event in the app that has declared the class
   RaiseEvent MyAction(evtMessage(TranslateError))
End Function


'In the Callback fuction of your bas module

Private Function DDECallback()
   'your code
   Dim MyClass as New YourClass
   MyClass.SomeAction
End Function

Now in your app, you need to
Dim WithEvents MyObject as YourClass
You will then get the event with the value as a parameter.


Good Luck.
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by:dbishop
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CD-Softy

The app and the DLL are separate apps.
Like this:

App 1, DLL
   Module 1 with callback function
   Class 1 with event

App 2. EXE
   Here is where I need to know when the event trips.
   The Dim WithEvents MyObject as YourClass
   only works if it is in App 1 from my tests so far.
   
 
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by:CD-Softy
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This should still work, regardless of where the DLL is referenced from, providing you set a reference to that DLL from your EXE.
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