Type Description Interfaces and Functions (Component Automation)

Automation type description interfaces provide a way to read and bind to the descriptions of objects in a type library. These descriptions are used by ActiveX clients when they browse, create, and manipulate ActiveX (Automation) objects.

The type description interfaces described in Automation Type Description Interfaces include:

  • ITypeComp — Contains type lookup and binding methods.

  • ITypeInfo — Reads the type information within the type library.

  • ITypeInfo2 — Contains additional type information retrieval actions.

  • ITypeLib — Retrieves information about a type library.

  • ITypeLib2 — Contains additional type library retrieval actions.

The Automation Type Description Functions section describes functions for loading, registering, and querying type libraries.

See Also


Automation Programming Reference