Using Windows DLL's and COM objects

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Aug 26 08:43:01 CDT 2002


MessageIf what you mean by "scalable" is that it will continue to work with new versions of Rev, the answer is "yes". If you mean is it flexible enough to call *any* DLL, that would depend on how the external for Rev was written; it is far easier to write an external that acts as an API to a specific Windows DLL than it is to try and write one that will call *any* DLL (a large undertaking because of the structs and custom types needed to be passed as params to DLLs like user32.dll/shell32.dll/etc.).

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ken Lipscomb 
  To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com 
  Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 6:07 AM
  Subject: RE: Using Windows DLL's and COM objects


  That is what I thought.  Does the Rev architecture allow for a stable and scalable external implementation?

  Ken
    -----Original Message-----
    From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Ken Ray
    Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 12:07 AM
    To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
    Subject: Re: Using Windows DLL's and COM objects


    Ken,

    Not naturally. An external would need to be written for Rev to allow connectivity to other DLLs or COM objects.

    Ken Ray
    Sons of Thunder Software
    Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
    Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ken Lipscomb 
      To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com 
      Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 2:34 PM
      Subject: Using Windows DLL's and COM objects


      Is there any way of using Windows DLL's and/or COM objects with RunRev?  I would like to call the WindowsMediaPlayer COM object.

      Ken Lipscomb 

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