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Type Description Interfaces and Functions [Automation]

Automation type description interfaces provide a way to read and bind to the descriptions of objects in a type library. These descriptions are used by ActiveX clients when they browse, create, and manipulate ActiveX (Automation) objects.

The type description interfaces described in Automation Type Description Interfaces [Automation] include:

  • ITypeComp — Contains type lookup and binding methods.

  • ITypeInfo — Reads the type information within the type library.

  • ITypeInfo2 — Contains additional type information retrieval actions.

  • ITypeLib — Retrieves information about a type library.

  • ITypeLib2 — Contains additional type library retrieval actions.

The Automation Type Description Functions [Automation] section describes functions for loading, registering, and querying type libraries.

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