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Calling COM object methods

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Re-posting here...original posted in AutoITX forum in error.

Hi,

I call a COM method in PowerShell or VBScript but just can't get the appropriate syntax in AutoIT, would appreciate steering in the right direction...

 

In Powershell:

 $objVPC=new-object -comobject virtualpc.application

 $objVM=$objVPC.createvirtualmachine("test", "e:")

In VBS:

 Set objVPC = CreateObject("VirtualPC.Application")

 Set objVM = objVPC.RegisterVirtualMachine("test", "e:")

In AutoIT I'm trying:

 $objVPC = ObjCreate("VirtualPC.Application")  

 $objVPC.RegisterVirtualMachine("test","e:")

but receive the error:

 Line 2 (filename):

 $objVPC.RegisterVirtualMachine("test","e:")

 $objVPC.RegisterVirtualMachine("test","e:")^ ERROR

 Error: The requested action with this object has failed

I can successfully query the properties of the VirtualPC.Application object using e.g. $objVPC.Name() and the permissions are not an issue as this is all as a local administrator.

Windows Virutal PC has an extensive object model which I can drive from PowerShell or VBS but I need  in service options that neither of those languages can give me.  This brings me to AutoIT but I need a hint to get me started...

VirtualPC COM documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd796756(v=vs.85).aspx)

 

 

Edited by SteelyEyed

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Add a COM error handler to your script to get more detailed information. See ObjEvent in the help file for how to do.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks water.  Rookie mistake not looking at the error return, thanks for the pointer.

Edited by SteelyEyed

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I like to solve such easy problems ;)


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Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
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ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
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PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

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