FIX: ATL Container Implementation Does Not Allow Access to Ambient Properties

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SYMPTOMS

The current ATL container implementation does not allow access to the showgrabhandles and the showhatching ambient properties. If you try to access these ambient properties from an ActiveX control that is in an ATL container, you receive the following error message:
0x8002000e - Invalid number of parameters.

CAUSE

The type library (Atl.dll) that describes these properties does not have the IDL attributes [out,retval] associated with the properties.

RESOLUTION

Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time    Version      Size    File name   Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   05-Dec-2001  13:37   3.00.9435    74,810  Atl.dll     x86
   05-Dec-2001  13:37   none         13,574  Atl.lib     x86
				

Microsoft Windows 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time    Version      Size    File name   Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   18-Jan-2002  11:05   3.00.9435    74,810  Atl.dll     x86
				

Microsoft Windows XP

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time    Version      Size    File name   Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   20-Feb-2002  21:53   3.00.9435    74,810  Atl.dll     x86
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Article ID: 313237 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 1.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft ActiveX Template Library 3.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
Keywords: 
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