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Hello,

I am trying to write very basic script to use COM object. It is a specific object allowed to communication with software on the industrial controller.

I can create reference to a COM object by function ObjCreate. Thanks to ObjectName function I can read all information about object. Problem is that, I can trigger (only) one method of this object, named Disconnect().

When I want to use the other method instead of Disconnect(), for example, ReadValueN I have problem with arguments for this method. I tryed many variants, combinations, without positive result. My error monitoring function (for COM errors) reports: "Bad variable types" or "Type mismath".

I studied many examples, many documentations but I have no idea how it should be.

Below is description for method, data etc based on OLE/ COM Object Viewer.

long ReadValueN(

     [in] long TARGET_id,

     [in] PARAM_DEF* pParamDef,

     [out] BUFFER* pResBuffer);
typedef struct tagPARAM_DEF{

     unsigned char Param1;

     unsigned char Param2;

     unsigned char Param3;

     unsigned char ParamT[8];

     short Number;

     unsigned char ValueF;

     unsigned char ValueD;

} PARAM_DEF;


typedef struct tagBUFFER{

     unsigned char BuffA1;

     unsigned char BuffA2;

     unsigned char BuffA3;

     unsigned char BuffTable[256];

} BUFFER;
$structParamDef = DllStructCreate("byte; byte; byte; byte[8]; short; byte; byte")
$structBuffer = DllStructCreate("byte; byte; byte; byte[256]")

$response = $myObject.ReadValueN(0, DllStructGetPtr($structParamDef), DllStructGetPtr($structBuffer))

;$response = $myObject.Disconnect() ; is working

Could someone write me what is wrong and how it should be? And especially - why?

thanks in advanced

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