Registers an EXE class object with OLE so that other applications can connect
to it. EXE object applications should call CoRegisterClassObject
on startup. It can also be used to register internal objects for use by the
same EXE or other code (such as DLLs) that the EXE uses.
| REFCLSID rclsid,
||//Class identifier to be registered
| IUnknown * pUnk,
||//Pointer to the class object
| DWORD dwClsContext,
||//Context for running executable code
| DWORD flags,
||//How to connect to the class object
| LPDWORD * lpdwRegister
||//Pointer to the value returned
Specifies the CLSID registered.
Points to the class object whose availability is being published.
Specifies the context in which the executable code is to be run. For
information on these context values, see the CLSCTX
Determines how connections are made to the class object. For information on
these flags, see the REGCLS
Points to the value returned by CoRegisterClassObject
that identifies the class object; later used by the CoRevokeClassObject
function to revoke the registration.
Indicates the class object was registered successfully.
Indicates already registered in the class object table.
Out of memory.
Indicates one or more arguments are invalid.
Indicates an unexpected error occurred.
Only EXE object applications call CoRegisterClassObject
. Servers that can create and support more than one kind of object (such as
multiple types of embeddable objects) must also register each of class of object
it supports. Object handlers or DLL object applications do not call this
function; instead, they must implement and export the DllGetClassObject
When a multiple-use EXE object application is started, it must create a class
object with the IClassFactory
interface on it and register it with a call to CoRegisterClassObject
. Object applications that support several different object definitions must
allocate a different class object for each.
Multiple registrations of the same class object are independent and do not
produce an error. Each subsequent registration yields a unique key in lpdwRegister
Multiple document interface (MDI) applications must register their class
objects. Single document interface (SDI) applications must register their class
objects only if they can be started by means of the /Embedding
The server for a class object should call CoRevokeClassObject
to revoke the class object when all of the following are true:
- There are no existing instances of the object definition
- There are no locks on the class object
- The application providing services to the class object is not under user
control (not visible to the user on the display).
After the class object is revoked, when its reference count reaches zero, the
class object can be destroyed, allowing the application to exit.
For information on the flags
parameter, refer to the REGCLS
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