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METHODDATA Data Type

Used to describe a method or property.

Typedef struct FARSTRUCT tagMETHODDATA {
   OLECHAR FAR* szName;      // Member name.
   PARAMDATA FAR* ppdata;      // Pointer to array of PARAMDATAs.
   DISPID dispid;               // Member ID.
   Unsigned int iMeth;         // Method index.
   CALLCONV cc;               // Calling convention.
   Unsigned int cArgs;         // Count of arguments.
   Unsigned short wFlags;      // Description of whether this is a 
            // method or a PROPERTYGET, PROPERTYPUT, or PROPERTYPUTREF.
   VARTYPE vtReturn;            // Return type.
} METHODDATA;
 

The following table describes the fields of the METHODDATA structure.

Name

Type

Description

szName

OLECHAR FAR*

The method name.

Ppdata

PARAMDATA FAR*

The parameters for the method. The first parameter is ppdata[0], and so on.

Dispid

DISPID

The ID of the method, as used in IDispatch.

IMeth

unsigned int

The index of the method in the VTBL of the interface. The indexes start with 0.

Cc

CALLCONV

The calling convention. The CDECL and Pascal calling conventions are supported by the dispatch interface creation functions, such as CreateStdDispatch.

CArgs

unsigned int

The number of arguments for the method.

WFlags

unsigned short

Flags that indicate whether the method is used for getting or setting a property. The flags are the same as in IDispatch::Invoke. DISPATCH_METHOD indicates that this is not used for a property. DISPATCH_PROPERTYGET indicates that the method is used to get a property value. DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUT indicates that the method is used to set the value of a property. DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUTREF indicates that the method is used to make the property refer to a passed-in object.

VtReturn

VARTYPE

Return type for the method.

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