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Re: OLE automation server

by iakobski (Pilgrim)
on Jun 12, 2001 at 12:35 UTC ( #87750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OLE automation server

Yes, you can build a COM/ActiveX server using ActiveState's PerlCtrl, in the Dev Kit. I have used this for turning Perl modules into COM objects that can be accessed from VB. It does a remarkably good job of converting the COM datatypes into Perl's scalars, hashes and lists.

There are a few quirks, and I suggest starting with a hello, world and moving on in short steps. The only downside is that the DLL starts at around 1Mb for the simplest object.

-- iakobski

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Re: Re: OLE automation server
by $code or die (Deacon) on Jun 12, 2001 at 14:27 UTC
    Yeah, it is great!

    The DLL size can be as small as 20k if you don't go for a freestanding DLL. You only need the freestanding DLL if perl isn't installed on the target computer.

    $code or die
    $ perldoc perldoc

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