COM conflicts with WinMain
Posted on 2004-08-17
I first much say that I dont have much experience with COM though this has certainly given me alot of exposure to its processes.
I have a dll that I want to interface with, easy right? If I create a basic Console app in Visual Studio( i.e. setting /SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE ) I can perform the CoInitializeEx(...) and CoCreateInstance( ... ) just fine. But if I change my small little app to a windows app( i.e. setting /SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS and naming my main - WinMain ) then the CoInitializeEx(...) works, but the CoCreateInstance(...) doesn't.
I have no idea what is going on, I havent found much help on the internet since most people either use console apps, or MFC/VB apps but I am limited to only using Win32 directly.
Thanks alot in advance.