[vbox-dev] What is a status of MSCOM Automation support?

Nikolay Igotti Nikolay.Igotti at Sun.COM
Fri May 8 01:48:54 PDT 2009

Grigory Petrov wrote:
>> Current SVN head do have automation support for Windows, so next major 
>> VBox release will have it  (or you can build one yourself). Backport to 
>> 2.2.x or earlier is very unlikely, due to major interfaces change.
> Thank you for clarification! Is it any timeframe or roadmap available for 2.3 version?
 As usual, few months in the future - nothing more definite. This one 
gonna be pretty cool release, so stay tuned :).

> Also, i'm just curious - was my guess about partial OLE implementation in 2.2.x correct? Or i'm missing some important technology details and it was some other reason why python and visual basic was not able to use MSCOM under windows?
 Yes, some interfaces supported IDispatch, but not all, and certain 
method parameters wasn't automation compatible.


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