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Defines an object that cannot be instantiated by itself.


Attribute Context

Applies to class, struct
Repeatable No
Required attributes coclass
Invalid attributes None

For more information about the attribute contexts, see Attribute Contexts.


The noncreatable C++ attribute has the same functionality as the noncreatable MIDL attribute and is automatically passed through to the generated .IDL file by the compiler.

ATL Projects

When this attribute is used within a project that uses ATL, the behavior of the attribute changes. In addition to the above behavior, the attribute also injects the OBJECT_ENTRY_NON_CREATEABLE_EX_AUTO macro. This macro indicates to ATL that the object cannot be created externally.


// cpp_attr_ref_noncreatable.cpp
// compile with: /LD
#include <unknwn.h>

[object, uuid("11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111")]
__interface A 

[coclass, uuid("11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111112"), noncreatable]
class CMyClass : public A 
   HRESULT xx();

See Also

IDL Attributes | Class Attributes | Attributes Samples