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Hi ,

I am Passing a structure array from C# to (written in c++)com dll,
I am passing as ref a[1], array contains multiple values(a[2],a[3] contains data), while i am reading the data from com dll its only giving a[1] data if i try to read a[2] it is giving some garbage value.


Note: i allocated the memory using new operator( (structure type) []a = new (structure type) [5];)

Ex: int []a = new int[5];


Can anyone help me how to pass data from C# to com dll.

What I have tried:

I have tried by passing it as function(a[1], selecteditem, 0)

Above function is com dll loaded into c# by reference, for that function i need to pass the data from c#.
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Updated 6-Sep-16 23:40pm
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The primary problem is the memory layout in the different runtime, so my first and hard coded advice is to use only native values (int, double and char[]) in such structures. You cant transfer objects!!!
The second is to transfer read-only, that mean that each runtime copies the values one by one.

Read my article for such interfaces und dig into the source. You havent provided enough details of your structure.
   
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Vijay533 29-Jul-16 7:21am
   
Thanks for the reply karstenk,
Following are the details related to code.
typedef struct tagOFFICEITEM
{
BSTR MS_TITLE;
BSTR MS_AUTHOR;
BSTR MS_COMPANY;
BSTR MS_DATE_CREATED;
BSTR MS_DATE_MODIFIED;
BSTR MS_TIME_MODIFIED;
BSTR MS_FROM;
BSTR MS_TO;
BSTR MS_CC;
BSTR MS_BCC;
BSTR MS_SUBJECT;
BSTR MS_SENT;
BSTR MS_TIME_SENT;
BSTR MS_RECEIVED;
BSTR MS_TIME_RECEIVED;
BSTR MS_TIME_CREATED;
BSTR Name;
BSTR Attachments;
long bReturn;
} OFFICEITEM;

This is my strucure. I am developing vsto adding using C#, From the c# i need to pass the above structure values to the COM dlls(written in C++).

Below is the function i am using in c++
passMsOffice(tagOFFICEITEM* docs, LONG nTotalItems,LONG hWnd (not rewured this is 0))
Please see this Blog
Modifying an array of structures (default marshaling)[^]

hope it helps.

-Praveen.
   

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