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This interface provides a fast way to access information that compilers need when binding to and instantiating structures and interfaces. Binding is the process of mapping names to types and type members.

The following table shows the methods for this interface in the order that the compiler calls the methods. Like all COM interfaces, this interface inherits the methods for the IUnknown interface.

Method Description


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


This method binds to the type descriptions contained within a type library.

Headeroaidl.h, oaidl.idl
Libraryoleaut32.lib, uuid.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 2.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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