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template <class T> class RTL_DELPHIRETURN DelphiInterface


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class public systobj.h System System


DelphiInterface is a C++ implementation of the Object Pascal interface.

A Object Pascal interface is an abstract collection of properties, methods, and events with no implementation. It resembles a C++ class with only pure virtual methods. However, a Object Pascal interface type supports built-in reference counting.

DelphiInterface is a C++ template that defines types compatible with Object Pascal interfaces. DelphiInterface defines reference counting logic in its initialization constructor, copy constructor, assignment operator, and destructor.

Note: Other operators that provide access to the underlying interface pointer do not handle reference counting. You may need to explicitly call AddRef or Release to ensure proper reference counting.

DelphiInterface is a template:

template <class T> class RTL_DELPHIRETURN DelphiInterface;

where the T parameter is an underlying interface class or COM interface. In the object framework, the resulting DelphiInterface class is usually given a name such as _di_IUnknown, where IUnknown is the name of the corresponding interface. Such interfaces are documented under the interface name (such as IFormDesigner).

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