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  May 30, 2020 @ 03:28am

have a problem using ww DotNetBridge. I’m trying to import the System.Numerics Assembly and instantiate a Complex structure. I get no errors, all the methods return .T., not object references. I’m obviously doing something wrong, but I don’t know what.

My code:

*!*        This doesn't work
cApp = "c:\Program Files (x86)\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.NETCore.App\3.1.4\;
oApp = loBridge.loadAssembly(cApp) 
*!*        RETURNS .T.
IF oApp
? "Success"
? loBridge.CERRORMSG
v1 = 2.0
v2 = 3.0
oNum = loBridge.createInstance( "System.Numerics.Complex",v1,v2)
*!*        oNum is .T. NOT A Complex structure
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: System.Numerics
  Rick Strahl
  May 30, 2020 @ 02:35pm

Unfortunately this doesn't work currently. Mainly because the value returned is a .NET Struct type which is currently not supported for a constructor operation. Structs work as values but not to instantiate.

I've added this functionality, but it's not released yet.

Either way structs are a pain in the ass because they can't be directly accessed over COM - which is why the construction code doesn't work. The work around in the fix is - as it is for other high level invoke/get/set methods is that the value is stored in a wrapper ComValue object.

do wwDotNetBridge
LOCAL loBridge as wwDotNetBridge
loBridge = GetwwDotnetBridge()

*** System.Numerics is GAC'd type so fullname is required
? loBridge.Loadassembly("System.Numerics, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089")

*** Returns a ComValue object (.Value property is the struct)
loComplexValue = loBridge.CreateInstance("System.Numerics.Complex",1.1,2.1) 

*** The following don't work because it's a struct which is not COM accessible
*? loComplexValue.Value
* loDoubleVal = loBridge.GetProperty(loComplexValue.Value,"Magnitude")

loDoubleVal = loBridge.GetProperty(loComplexValue,"Magnitude")
? loDoubleVal

Note this code won't work with the current released version of Client Tools or the OSS wwDotnetBridge yet.

There are two fixes in this update to wwDotnetBridge:

  • Constructor results value is fixed up like GetProperty and InvokeMethod
  • All explicit methods (Get/Set/Invoke) will treat ComValue instance type as using the .Value property

In short it's fixed but there's no update yet except in Web Connection 7.13 at this point.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: System.Numerics
  Rick Strahl
  Jun 5, 2020 @ 08:31am

Wow that explainThanks very much Rick. Laurie

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