Extracting error infromation using MSXML.DLL parser

Patrik Muzila patrik at allaire.com
Fri Jan 9 22:40:49 GMT 1998

I am using the C++ based MSXML parser (MSXML.DLL) from Delphi using
COM.   I got the parser working, however when an error occurs I am
unable to extract the error infromation. In my Delphi code I am trying
to mimic the C++ example from the Microsoft site :


	// Failed to parse stream, output error information.
	IXMLError *pXMLError = NULL ;        
	XML_ERROR xmle;    

        hr = pDoc->QueryInterface(IID_IXMLError, (void **)&pXMLError);
        CHECK_ERROR(SUCCEEDED(hr), "Couldn't get IXMLError");    


	hr = pXMLError->GetErrorInfo(&xmle);
        CHECK_ERROR(SUCCEEDED(hr), "GetErrorInfo Failed");   
        printf("%s: Error on line %d. Found %S while expecting %S\r\n",


I get stuck when trying to call the QueryInteface method as I cannot get
the IID_IXMLError GUID. Is there anyone out there who has an idea how
could it be done from Delphi? Also, could somebody from Microsoft
comment on why is the extraction of the error informaton made this
comlicated ?

Patrik Muzila
Allaire Corp.

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