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hi gang,

I have read with interest the (new) COM capabilities of autoit3.

As I understand it, the COM support is primarily oriented to interfacing

with (running) COM objects, such as Excel, and with COM utilities,

such as wscript.shell.

This question is about one of the other uses of COM, that is as

used in vb, where you make a reference to a (visual) COM object

have it show up in your toolbox, and then drag it over and place

it on your form (i.e., window).

As I understand it, this can be done explicitly if the object has

a "setParentWindow" type of function, where you can (via a

COM interface) make the control a child window of the parent.

But vb has something else. The drag capability is "implicit" and

the connection is made with stuff I don't quite understand, but

generally is referred to as "client site interfaces". That is, the

control is "auto-magically" interfaced with the form (er, window).

Does autoIt3 support this latter capability???

cheers, jw

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Not the way you describe it with automatic plumbing and intellisense etc., but check out GUICtrlCreateObj()


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