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Posts tagged with 'com'

Resolving compile error "Interop type cannot be embedded. Use the applicable interface instead"

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Recently I've been experimenting with the Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition Library (WIA), a COM library that therefore requires the use of interop in .NET. In the course of testing some of the different features of this library I triggered a compile error I haven't come across for a long time. As it isn't often I work with COM interop I thought I'd write a quick post detailing how to resolve or work around the compile errors to more firmly cement it in my head for the next time.

In older versions of .NET (or Visual Studio), when you referenced a COM library an interop DLL was generated - you could always tell these from their filenames as they would start with Interop.. I also seem to remember that back in the days of .NET 1.1 I would manually run a utility program to generate the interop DLL's, to avoid some form of naming prefix.

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Extracting email addresses from Outlook

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The receives an awful lot of spam and a lot of this is sent to email addresses that don't exist. However, as we currently have catch all's enabled, it means we receive it regardless. This is compounded by the fact that I tend to create a unique email address for each website or service I interact with. And it's impossible to remember them all!

As a first step to deleting the catch alls, I wanted to see how many unique addresses were in use. The simplest way of picking up these would be scanning PST files - we have email going back to 2002 in these files, and there's the odd backup elsewhere going back even further. Last time I used OLE Automation with Outlook was back in the days of VB6 and I recall well getting plagued with permission dialogs each time I dreamed of trying to access the API. Still, I thought I'd take a look.

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Error 80040154 when trying to use SourceSafe via interop on 64bit Windows

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We recently moved to Windows 7, and I decided to go with the 64bit version for my machine. One of the utilities we use is a small tool for adding folders to Visual SourceSafe (why we haven't moved to another SCC provider yet is another question!) via the SourceSafeTypeLib interop dll. However, I was most annoyed when it wouldn't work on my machine, the following exception message would be displayed:

Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {783CD4E4-9D54-11CF-B8EE-00608CC9A71F} failed due to the following error: 80040154.

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