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Bug #36979 Cant set COM properties
Submitted: 2006-04-05 03:32 UTC Modified: 2006-04-05 06:35 UTC
From: sharonlp at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: COM related
PHP Version: 5.1.2 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-04-05 03:32 UTC] sharonlp at hotmail dot com
I am using PHP 5.1.2 on Apache 2.0. In my PHP code I am trying to set a COM OLE poprerty:

$simcase->ObjectValue($inobj1, $inpropname1,"",$inunits1)=$inval1;

($simcase is a COM object)


echo $simcase->ObjectValue($inobj1, $inpropname1,"",$inunits1);

works fine.

Expected result:
I expected the method to execute and set the property without any problem. According to the type library what I have written is perfectly legal and works with VBScript etc.

   HRESULT ObjectValue([in] IDispatch* object, [in] BSTR variable, [in,optional] BSTR subVariable, [in,optional] BSTR units, [out, retval] double* value);

   HRESULT ObjectValue([in] IDispatch* object, [in] BSTR variable, [in,optional] BSTR subVariable, [in,optional] BSTR units, [in] double value);

Actual result:
Fatal error: Can't use method return value in write context...

With com_set being gone, I cant find any work around. I also found a comment somewhere saying "we cant support ()= so we have "[]=".

But what do you do if your property also takes arguments?


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 [2006-04-05 06:35 UTC]
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