Registering ATL/COM DLL object - fails with return code 0x80020009


I have an ATL COM object, which also uses MFC.  I am building in VC++ 6, but when I register my object with regsvr32.exe, it fails with a return code of 0x80020009.  However, if I remove all OBJECT_ENTRY() items from the object map, all works fine.  This simply confirms something is corrupt or missing in when the object is registered.

I have verified that all dependencies are found and linked correctly.

A breakpoint is set in DllRegisterServer, which simply calls:

    return _Module.RegisterServer(TRUE);

However, I am unsure what I am trying to find to resolve this.

I am including the .rgs files in the resource for each class, and have the DECLARE_REGISTRY_RESOURCEID() macro in place in the header file.

Any pointers appreciated to help track this down.  I am skilled in MFC more than ATL, though I have written several ATL and COM objects over the years.
dmetzlerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

vascovCommented:
Does this happen for any build ( Debug, ReleaseMinDependency, ReleaseMinSize ) ?

Here are some things to investigate:
* if this is happening only in MinDependency, add atl.dll
* Try to register your from a simple path (no spaces)  (i vaguely recall a bug in regsvr32.exe that had to do with path names)
* It's a long shot, but it might also be related with security Q190686 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=190686)
* Also make sure you don't have initialization code running making use of COM before COM is initialized (global vars that make use of other objects for instance)


0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
dmetzlerAuthor Commented:
I found it - there were lines in the .RGS file that were causing this.  While I have not tracked down the specific problem, I have fixed it.  However, since you answered with good suggestions, you will get the points.

Thanks!

Don
0
vascovCommented:
Thanks.

Glad that you nailed it!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Programming Languages-Other

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.