I fought typelib- and typelib won.

Discussion in 'Python' started by jwsacksteder@ramprecision.com, Oct 28, 2003.

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    I am trying to extend Crystal Reports with Python. The documented way to do
    this is to create a COM automation server with a specific naming
    convention that CR will then present inside the UI as user functions. That
    was easy enough to start, but apparently you need to register your code in
    type libraries as well. I have been unable to make ANY progress on that
    front. I have a an IDL document that I was able to compile with MIDL.EXE and
    I attempted to build my exe with the -tbl switch that py2exe requires. It
    seems to build with no errors, but when I register the .exe, I see no
    entries under typelib in the registry. I can talk com to my code as a client
    from pythonwin and, I assume, vb.

    I have really hit a wall with this. Even talking to vb programmers is
    useless, since for the most part they are just trained monkeys that just
    check the box that says 'create typelib'. It looks like I am going to have
    to accept defeat and purchase an off-the-shelf solution.
    , Oct 28, 2003
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