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Creating or returning objects in IDispatchEx to browser JScript engine

JimU asked
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have an ATL component that is being used in IE via JScript.   I need to return an object from this C++ ATL component so that it can be used in the JScript engine.  For example:

<object name="MyObject" CLSID="03492034-MY-CLASS-ID">
<script language="JScript">
function Foo()
   result = MyObject.CallIntoATL();
   //result["SomeAttribute"] will contain something set in the ATL component

Pseudo-C++-code for ATL component:
MyObject::InvokeEx(DISPID id, LCID lcid, WORD wFlags, DISPPARAMS* pdp, VARIANT* pvarRes, EXCEPINFO* pei, IServiceProvider* pspCaller)
    // Do some stuff, check the id or whatever to call the method

    pvarRes->vt = VT_DISPATCH;  // Correct??
    pvarRes->pdispVal = ????;  // Need object with IDispatchEx interface?

   // Basically I need to return a new JScript object in pvarRes.

Now looking at the Microsoft site I see an example that is probably what I want to do (look at the IDispatchEx stuff near the middle):

What they do is use "IDispatchEx *pdexScript" to create an object in the script engine and then I can return that in pvarRes.  My problem is how do I get the IDispatchEx interface of the script engine?  Their example just starts like:

BOOL test(IDispatchEx *pdexScript)

OK fine, but where does pdexScript come from?

I assume I can use the pspCaller service provider on my ATL object's InvokeEx method to query and get the IDispatchEx interface of the script engine but I can't figure how to do it.

Thanks for any help.
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Ralf KlattEmployee in Civil Service


Maybe this article/sample at http://www.codeproject.com/com/dispexsinkconnector.asp can help you to better understand IDispatchEx interface usage!

Best regards,


Yes, I have seen that.  I probably should have asked my question differently.  I understand how IDispatchEx and InvokeEx work.

What I don't understand is how to get the IDispatchEx interface of the scripting engine from within the ATL component.  I think I need to use the pspCaller IServiceProvider to query up the chain and get the IDispatchEx interface of the current script but I have no idea how to do it.   pspCaller->QueryInterface(IID_IDispatchEx, ...) fails with NOINTERFACE.


I have found that I can do this:

      IActiveScriptSite* iface;
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetScriptSite, IID_IActiveScriptSite, (void**)&iface);

But IActiveScriptSite doesn't do me much good.  If I could get the IActiveScript interface then I could use its GetScriptDispatch to get the interface I need.

The following does not work:
hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetScriptSite, IID_IActiveScript, (void**)&iface);

The only other services I know of are SID_GetCaller (I have no idea what this is and can't find any documentation whatsoever) and SID_SInternetSecurityManager.


No idea what SID_GetCaller is.

      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IUnknown, (void**)&iface);
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IDispatch, (void**)&iface);
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IDispatchEx, (void**)&iface);
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IActiveScript, (void**)&iface);
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IActiveScriptSite, (void**)&iface);
      hr = pspCaller->QueryService(SID_GetCaller, IID_IInternetSecurityManager, (void**)&iface);

They all return S_OK but the iface is NULL so it's not working.

As you can see I'm just flailing around in the dark here.  Documentation is difficult or impossible to find.

If I can get the IDispatchEx interface of the script engine then I can look up the "Object" method and create a new object to be returned...
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Ralf KlattEmployee in Civil Service


I'm glad that you've found a solution to your problem ... and ... --->>>    it's great that you share the solution with the EE Community ...

... thank you JimU!

Best regards,

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