FIX: "AtlReportError: no overloaded function takes X parameters"

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SYMPTOMS

Porting an ATL 2.x project to ATL 3.0 might give you the following compilation error:
error C2661: 'AtlReportError' : no overloaded function takes 2 parameters.

CAUSE

AtlReportError() does not have any default parameters in ATL 3.0. AtlReportError() in ATL 2.1 did have default parameters.

RESOLUTION

Specify all the parameters required by AtlReportError() or complete the following steps:

  1. Use the CComCoClass static member Error() which accepts default arguments. For example, replace:
          return AtlReportError(
             CLSID_PolyCtl, _T("Must have between 3&100 sides"));
    						
    with:
          // If your class is derived from CComCoClass<CMyClass,
          // &CLSID_MyClass>:
          return Error(_T("Must must have between 3 & 100 sides"));
    
          // If not derived from CComCoClass<>:
          return CComCoClass<CMyClass, &CLSID_MyClass>::Error(
             _T("Must must have between 3 & 100 sides"));
    							
  2. Modify \vc98\atl\include\atlcom.h so that all the function prototypes for AtlReportError() accept default arguments. Essentially use the same prototypes used in ATL 2.1. The following code lists the various prototypes of AtlReportError and their default argument equivalents in the same order as AtlCom.h:

    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid, UINT nID,
               const IID& iid, HRESULT hRes, HINSTANCE hInst)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid, UINT nID,
            const IID& iid = GUID_NULL, HRESULT hRes = 0,
            HINSTANCE hInst = _Module.GetResourceInstance())
      									
    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid, UINT nID,
               DWORD dwHelpID, LPCOLESTR lpszHelpFile, const IID& iid, HRESULT
                  hRes,
               HINSTANCE hInst)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid, UINT nID,
               DWORD dwHelpID, LPCOLESTR lpszHelpFile, const IID& iid =
                  GUID_NULL,
               HRESULT hRes = 0, HINSTANCE hInst = _Module.GetResourceInstance())
      									
    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCSTR lpszDesc, DWORD dwHelpID, LPCSTR lpszHelpFile, const IID&
                  iid,
               HRESULT hRes)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCSTR lpszDesc, DWORD dwHelpID, LPCSTR lpszHelpFile,
               const IID& iid = GUID_NULL, HRESULT hRes = 0)
      									
    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCSTR lpszDesc, const IID& iid, HRESULT hRes)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCSTR lpszDesc, const IID& iid = GUID_NULL, HRESULT hRes = 0)
      									
    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCOLESTR lpszDesc, const IID& iid, HRESULT hRes)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCOLESTR lpszDesc, const IID& iid = GUID_NULL, HRESULT hRes = 0)
      									
    • Replace:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCOLESTR lpszDesc, DWORD dwHelpID,LPCOLESTR lpszHelpFile,
               const IID& iid, HRESULT hRes)
      								
      with:
            inline HRESULT WINAPI AtlReportError(const CLSID& clsid,
               LPCOLESTR lpszDesc, DWORD dwHelpID, LPCOLESTR lpszHelpFile,
               const IID& iid = GUID_NULL, HRESULT hRes = 0)
      								

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was corrected in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET.


(c) Microsoft Corporation 1998, All Rights Reserved. Contributions by Jaganathan Thangavelu, Microsoft Corporation.

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Article ID: 194861 - Last Review: December 1, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft ActiveX Template Library 3.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++, 32-bit Learning Edition 6.0
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