ITypeComp::Bind method (oaidl.h)

Maps a name to a member of a type, or binds global variables and functions contained in a type library.


  [in]  LPOLESTR  szName,
  [in]  ULONG     lHashVal,
  [in]  WORD      wFlags,
  [out] ITypeInfo **ppTInfo,
  [out] DESCKIND  *pDescKind,
  [out] BINDPTR   *pBindPtr


[in] szName

The name to be bound.

[in] lHashVal

The hash value for the name computed by LHashValOfNameSys.

[in] wFlags

One or more of the flags defined in the INVOKEKIND enumeration. Specifies whether the name was referenced as a method or a property. When binding to a variable, specify the flag INVOKE_PROPERTYGET. Specify zero to bind to any type of member.

[out] ppTInfo

If a FUNCDESC or VARDESC was returned, then ppTInfo points to a pointer to the type description that contains the item to which it is bound.

[out] pDescKind

Indicates whether the name bound to is a VARDESC, FUNCDESC, or TYPECOMP. If there was no match, DESCKIND_NONE.

[out] pBindPtr

The bound-to VARDESC, FUNCDESC, or ITypeComp interface.

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description
One or more of the arguments is not valid.
Insufficient memory to complete the operation.


Use Bind for binding to the variables and methods of a type, or for binding to the global variables and methods in a type library. The returned DESCKIND pointer pDescKind indicates whether the name was bound to a VARDESC, a FUNCDESC, or to an ITypeComp instance. The returned pBindPtr points to the VARDESC, FUNCDESC, or ITypeComp.

If a data member or method is bound to, then ppTInfopoints to the type description that contains the method or data member.

If Bind binds the name to a nested binding context, it returns a pointer to an ITypeComp instance in pBindPtr and a null type description pointer in ppTInfo. For example, if the name of a type description is passed for a module (TKIND_MODULE), enumeration (TKIND_ENUM), or coclass (TKIND_COCLASS), Bind returns the ITypeComp instance of the type description for the module, enumeration, or coclass. This feature supports languages such as Visual Basic that allow references to members of a type description to be qualified by the name of the type description. For example, a function in a module can be referenced by modulename.functionname.

The members of TKIND_ENUM, TKIND_MODULE, and TKIND_COCLASS types marked as Application objects can be bound to directly from ITypeComp, without specifying the name of the module. The ITypeComp of a coclass defers to the ITypeComp of its default interface.

As with other methods of ITypeComp, ITypeInfo, and ITypeInfo, the calling code is responsible for releasing the returned object instances or structures. If a VARDESC or FUNCDESC is returned, the caller is responsible for deleting it with the returned type description and releasing the type description instance itself. Otherwise, if an ITypeComp instance is returned, the caller must release it.

Special rules apply if you call a type library's Bind method, passing it the name of a member of an Application object class (a class that has the TYPEFLAG_FAPPOBJECT flag set). In this case, Bind returns DESCKIND_IMPLICITAPPOBJ in pDescKind, a VARDESC that describes the Application object in pBindPtr, and the ITypeInfo of the Application object class in ppTInfo. To bind to the object, ITypeInfo::GetTypeComp must make a call to get the ITypeComp of the Application object class, and then reinvoke its Bind method with the name initially passed to the type library's ITypeComp.

The caller should use the returned ITypeInfo pointer (ppTInfo) to get the address of the member.

Note  The wflags parameter is the same as the wflags parameter in IDispatch::Invoke.


Target Platform Windows
Header oaidl.h

See also