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Pythoncom early binding puzzle

I want my Python COM object to do early binding. I have this working
for methods that return floats and dates and variants, but not for
methods that return COM objects. They are returning IDispatch objects
and not the specific COM objects that the client code is expecting.

I've got to the point that makepy reads my type library and generates
this class:

class IArena_MarketDa taServer_Curren ciesData(Dispat chBaseClass):
#This class is creatable by the name
'Arena_MarketDa taServer_Curren ciesData.189'
CLSID = IID('{E15E5C42-1B3F-4815-B434-FA9BBAB5B62E}')
coclass_clsid = IID('{FD32DD22-3A89-430E-8FB9-EDC35852721A}')

... (method definition here) ...

_prop_map_get_ = {}
_prop_map_put_ = {}

But I still seem to get an IDispatch object, whether I do late
binding:
currenciesData = win32com.client .Dispatch('Aren a_MarketDataSer ver_CurrenciesD ata') currenciesData <COMObject Arena_MarketDat aServer_Currenc iesData>

or try to force early binding:
gencache.Ensure Module('{2A4EEE BF-907A-4038-A7DA-FE299AB491B1}', 0, 1, 8)
<module 'win32com.gen_p y.2A4EEEBF (etc)' from
'(path)\2A4EEEB F...x0x1x8.py'> currenciesData = win32com.client .Dispatch('Aren a_MarketDataSer ver_CurrenciesD ata') currenciesData

<COMObject Arena_MarketDat aServer_Currenc iesData>

The second time, it should be something like
<win32com.gen_p y.Arena_MarketD ataServer 1.8(.9) Type
Library.Arena_M arketDataServer _CurrenciesData >

I've checked the GUIDs, they are ok. Any suggestions on what error
this symptom indicates?
Jul 18 '05 #1
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