Returns name if connection is open, or name of Nth connection. N = 0 returns number of open connections.
Returns value of the specified variable name.
This calls a member of an open COM connection with the specified method and parameters.
After you have opened a COM connection or made a call to $com() you can use the following forms of $com():
name - connection name. member - member name. method - Combination of the following values added together: 1 = DISPATCH_METHOD 2 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYGET 4 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUT 8 = DISPATCH_PROPERTYPUTREF type - the variable type, can be: i1, i2, i4, ui1, ui2, ui4, int, uint, r4, r8, cy, date, decimal, bool, bstr, variant, dispatch, unknown, error. VB equivalents are: boolean, byte, currency, date, double, integer, long, single, string, variant. To make a variable by reference, use * in the type name, eg. i1* To assign a name to a variable for later reference after a call, append it to the type, eg. i1* varname When using a variant you must also specify the variable type after it, eg. variant bool. value - the value assigned to the variable type. Returns: 1 = ok, 0 = fail.