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I have read lot many articles but always wonder what is exact difference between CreateInstance and CoCreateInstance. I know fundamentals of COM but do not know its intricacies.

Posted 1-Mar-12 16:15pm
Updated 23-Feb-16 22:06pm

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CoCreateInstance is the helper function in the COM libraries, that locates the classfactory for the object you're after (by CLSID or PROGID) and invokes its IClassFactory::CreateInstance method

So, in practice they're the same thing

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