[fpc-pascal] COM automation

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Aug 15 00:33:12 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, Thales Maciel said:
> hi, i am very interested in using COM automation. off course it's a windows thing, and i havent been able to find anything like that already implemented for the fpc...
> i am trying to migrate from delphi to lazarus, and i read about this COM automation with lazarus online. some say it's not possible because the FPC doesnt support it for some unknown reason, and others say it's just not implementes yet...
> does anyone know something about that? or has anyone been able to automate windows processes via COM automation?
> speciffically what i wanted to do is automate msoffice procedures, such as generating excel sheets and graphs...
> is it just not possible? or is it just a matter of writing code?

With development versions this is afaik possible.

What is not yet (fully) possible afaik is developing own COM components yet.

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