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LABRADOR Sample: Implements a Server with No User Interface

Updated: April 2009

The LABRADOR sample shows how to use ATL to implement an EXE server without any user interface. The server allows creation of an object that supports two custom interfaces, defined in Labrador.idl.

The LABRADOR attributes sample is the attributed version of this sample.

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

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This sample uses three components: the server, the marshaling DLL, and the driver.

To build and register the components

  1. Open the solution file Labrador.sln

  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.

    The server, the marshaling DLL, and the driver will be built and registered.

To run the driver

  • From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

    The driver will create an object, make a few calls into it, and then release it.

This sample uses the following keywords:

_CrtDumpMemoryLeaks; _tcsicmp; _tcstok; _tprintf; _vstprintf; ATLASSERT; BEGIN_COM_MAP; BEGIN_OBJECT_MAP; CoCreateInstance; COM_INTERFACE_ENTRY; CoUninitialize; DECLARE_NOT_AGGREGATABLE; DECLARE_REGISTRY; DispatchMessage; END_OBJECT_MAP; GetCurrentThreadId; GetMessage; OBJECT_ENTRY; OutputDebugString; PostThreadMessage; Trace; va_end; va_list; va_start; wcscpy_s

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April 2009

Removed references to deprecated keywords.

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