July 22, 2001 tools

Fixing the External Dispatch in ATL + IE5

July 22, 2001

Are you getting this: Error: object doesn’t support this property or method” when you try to call a method on your ATL HTML Control exposed external dispatch (accessed via window.external in the HTML of the control)? Did it used to work with IE4 and now it doesn’t with IE5? That’s because the ATL boys played fast and loose with the identity laws of COM and, while it took the COM police a while to catch up with them, catch up with them they did.

Download WrapperDispatch.h for an explanation of the problem and my solution to it.