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Limitations on COM Events in AutoIt

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Some Objects (like the 'WebBrowser') pass arguments to their Event Functions 'by reference'. This is intended to allow the user change these arguments and passing it back to the Object. However, AutoIt uses it's own variable scheme, which is not compatible to COM variables. This means that all values from Objects need to be converted into AutoIt variables, thus loosing the reference to the original memory space. Maybe in the near future we can solve this limitation for you !

Is there any way to overcome this limitation ? and get the data from the byref vars?(without making dlls that call the function and return the byref vars?)

P.S.: sry for not posting in the COM/Activex subforum :)

Edited by Xand3r

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no, not really. I have done convoluted things like 1) injecting javascript onto a page, 2) have it update an hidden DIV with info I need and 3) linking an ObjEvent to the DIV for onchange to alert me to go retrieve the data. It's messy.


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