Tag: COM

Reading HRESULT codes

Although HRESULT codes are so common and structure is simple and well known, and even Visual Studio helps decoding the values nowadays, looking up for code takes some effort: hexadecimal value, searching through SDK headers or online, overlapped regions of codes in FACILITY_ITF etc. MSDN describes the codes in the following sections: Structure of COM…

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Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 ProgID is not available (Windows 7 but probably not only)

It was a sort of ridiculous problem: an attempt to instantiate a Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 object failed with error. Still some applications are still running without problems connecting to Jet databases, how comes? There has been a number of posts on Internet, but none of the top ones appeared to be relevant. The problem is reproduced extremely…

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