_bstr_t Class


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Microsoft Specific**

A _bstr_t object encapsulates the BSTR data type. The class manages resource allocation and deallocation through function calls to SysAllocString and SysFreeString and other BSTR APIs when appropriate. The _bstr_t class uses reference counting to avoid excessive overhead.


_bstr_t Constructs a _bstr_t object.


Assign Copies a BSTR into the BSTR wrapped by a _bstr_t.
Attach Links a _bstr_t wrapper to a BSTR.
copy Constructs a copy of the encapsulated BSTR.
Detach Returns the BSTR wrapped by a _bstr_t and detaches the BSTR from the _bstr_t.
GetAddress Points to the BSTR wrapped by a _bstr_t.
GetBSTR Points to the beginning of the BSTR wrapped by the _bstr_t.
length Returns the number of characters in the _bstr_t.


operator = Assigns a new value to an existing _bstr_t object.
operator += Appends characters to the end of the _bstr_t object.
operator + Concatenates two strings.
operator ! Checks if the encapsulated BSTR is a NULL string.
operator ==, !=, <, >, <=, >= Compares two _bstr_t objects.
operator wchar_t* | char* Extract the pointers to the encapsulated Unicode or multibyte BSTR object.

END Microsoft Specific


Header: comutil.h

Lib: comsuppw.lib or comsuppwd.lib (see /Zc:wchar_t (wchar_t Is Native Type) for more information)

See Also

Compiler COM Support Classes