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WCF service impersonating a COM component

  1. #1


    carl_bevil@yahoo.com Guest

    WCF service impersonating a COM component

    Hi all. I am working on a project where I need to add a new component
    to a system of COM/DCOM server components. Actually, I need to
    replace one of the components. I was hoping I could replace it with a
    WCF component. The key is that the other components' source code
    cannot be changed. So these components would be calling
    CoCreateInstance and the like, using the relevant CLSID and IID of the
    COM component. Is it possible to implement things such that this will
    transparently create/access a WCF service, and have this service
    behave just like a COM component, so the other components are none the
    wiser?

    I looked around on the web and in some books but didn't see any
    obvious way to do this. I'm hoping I just missed something. Does
    anyone know if what I want to do is possible?

    Thanks!

    Carl

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  3. #2


    Dwight@QuickLearn Guest

    RE: WCF service impersonating a COM component

    In theory, You should be able to do this.

    You would have to create a CCW (Com Callable Wrapper for .NET) and then use
    this wrapper to call into the WCF Service.

    You can control the CLSID's and IID's using the COM Attribute settings of
    the CCW.

    HTH
    -Dwightg@quicklearn.com

    "carl_bevil@yahoo.com" wrote:

    > Hi all. I am working on a project where I need to add a new component
    > to a system of COM/DCOM server components. Actually, I need to
    > replace one of the components. I was hoping I could replace it with a
    > WCF component. The key is that the other components' source code
    > cannot be changed. So these components would be calling
    > CoCreateInstance and the like, using the relevant CLSID and IID of the
    > COM component. Is it possible to implement things such that this will
    > transparently create/access a WCF service, and have this service
    > behave just like a COM component, so the other components are none the
    > wiser?
    >
    > I looked around on the web and in some books but didn't see any
    > obvious way to do this. I'm hoping I just missed something. Does
    > anyone know if what I want to do is possible?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Carl
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    carl_bevil@yahoo.com Guest

    Re: WCF service impersonating a COM component

    I'll look into that, thanks!

    Carl

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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