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Problem Compiling IE BHO 'Expando' solution with IDispatchEx interface

qualityhack asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello All,
I am having a problem getting the sample given by Igor to compile.

I put the following code in the Invoke() method of my Toolbar...

// toolbar to sink NavigateComplete2 event and install an IDispatch pointer to
// some object it implements as a property of window object.
// This code is adapted from...
// http://groups.google.ca/groups?q=bho+javascript+igor&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=OUSLCdyJBHA.1952%40tkmsftngp02&rnum=4
// which was written by Igor Tandetnik (the BHO/Toolbar Guru)
// This will allow me to script the following on a web page ...
// window.TickerToolbar.foo();
            IDispatch *frame;
            m_webBrowserPtr->get_Document( &frame );

            IHTMLDocument2Ptr docPtr( frame );
            IHTMLWindow2 *pWindow;
            docPtr->get_parentWindow( &pWindow );
            IDispatchExPtr wndExPtr( pWindow );
            IDispatchEx *pWndEx;

            DISPID dispid;

            wndExPtr->GetDispID( "TickerToolbar", fdexNameEnsure, &dispid);
            DISPPARAMS dispparamsNoArgs = {NULL, NULL, 0, 0};
                  this , NULL , NULL , NULL );

I can send anybody a sample VC6 project that creates an IE Toolbar and has this compile error.

The compile errors I get are as follows:

C:\expando\CTBImplCOM.Cpp(501) : error C2027: use of undefined type 'IDispatchEx'
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Include\comdef.h(476) : see declaration of 'IDispatchEx'
C:\expando\CTBImplCOM.Cpp(501) : error C2039: 'GetDispID' : is not a member of '_com_ptr_t<class _com_IIID<struct IDispatchEx,&struct __s_GUID _GUID_a6ef9860_c720_11d0_9337_00a0c90dcaa9> >'
C:\expando\CTBImplCOM.Cpp(501) : error C2065: 'fdexNameEnsure' : undeclared identifier
C:\expando\CTBImplCOM.Cpp(504) : error C2027: use of undefined type 'IDispatchEx'
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Include\comdef.h(476) : see declaration of 'IDispatchEx'
C:\expando\CTBImplCOM.Cpp(504) : error C2227: left of '->InvokeEx' must point to class/struct/union

It seems that the declaration of IDispatchEx *pWndEx; is OK since the compiler doesn't complain there.
So IDispatchEx is included in a header file.
But when I used it at wndExPtr->GetDispID(  it says it is an undefined type.

Help! I'm assume this is an easy problem but I can't see it.

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