[vlc-devel] [patches][ActiveX] FF plugin compatibility

Jean-Paul Saman jpsaman at videolan.org
Tue May 6 10:24:42 CEST 2008

Anthony Loiseau wrote:
> I have generated the three files needed to end this ActiveX patch set
> using midl from VisualStudio 2008. You will find them attached (a zipped
> patch).

Applied thanks.

> Summary:
> At least two compilers exists to generate those three files from the
> IDL, "widl" (wine cross compiler) and midl (microsoft compiler).
> widl was known to break VisualBasic support, so using midl.
> Testing:
> My windows VLC seems broken currently, both mozilla and ActiveX
> sub-project can't find any access modules. For this reason, I have not
> successed to test this patch against regression with playback.
> I have tested toolbar property get/set and VisualBasic usage but with no
> video. (should not be a problem since this patch is not related to
> playback)
> Question:
> I have previously tested VisualBasic with widl too and have not found
> incompatibilities using version 0.9.58, except one bug -maybe existing
> with widl-: closing a test window app under VB while it contains a
> playing ActiveX reboot my power supply.
> Maybe widl is now able to not break ActiveX usage with VB. Does someone
> can explain what was wrong with older widl-generated files?
> NB:
> Git will warn about trailing whitespaces applying this patch. Since this
> warnings involve generated files I have not corrected them.
> regards,
> Anthony Loiseau
> Le vendredi 11 avril 2008 à 18:34 +0200, Anthony Loiseau a écrit :
>> I have no midl with me, sorry.
>> But I think I could get one on msdnaa at least since I am student and
>> since it is not for commercial use. 

Jean-Paul Saman.

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