WIN32OLE_RECORD objects represents VT_RECORD OLE variant. Win32OLE returns WIN32OLE_RECORD object if the result value of invoking OLE methods.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure Book
        <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
        Public title As String
        Public cost As Integer
    End Structure
    Public Function getBook() As Book
        Dim book As New Book
        book.title = "The Ruby Book"
        book.cost = 20
        Return book
    End Function
End Class

then, you can retrieve getBook return value from the following Ruby script:

require 'win32ole'
obj = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
book = obj.getBook
book.class # => WIN32OLE_RECORD
book.title # => "The Ruby Book"
book.cost  # => 20
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Class Public methods
WIN32OLE_RECORD.new(typename, obj) → WIN32OLE_RECORD object

Returns WIN32OLE_RECORD object. The first argument is struct name (String or Symbol). The second parameter obj should be WIN32OLE object or WIN32OLE_TYPELIB object. If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure Book
        <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
        Public title As String
        Public cost As Integer
    End Structure
End Class

then, you can create WIN32OLE_RECORD object is as following:

require 'win32ole'
obj = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
book1 = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('Book', obj) # => WIN32OLE_RECORD object
tlib = obj.ole_typelib
book2 = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('Book', tlib) # => WIN32OLE_RECORD object
static VALUE
folerecord_initialize(VALUE self, VALUE typename, VALUE oleobj) {
    HRESULT hr;
    ITypeLib *pTypeLib = NULL;
    IRecordInfo *pri = NULL;

    if (!RB_TYPE_P(typename, T_STRING) && !RB_TYPE_P(typename, T_SYMBOL)) {
        rb_raise(rb_eArgError, "1st argument should be String or Symbol");
    }
    if (RB_TYPE_P(typename, T_SYMBOL)) {
        typename = rb_sym2str(typename);
    }

    hr = S_OK;
    if(rb_obj_is_kind_of(oleobj, cWIN32OLE)) {
        hr = typelib_from_val(oleobj, &pTypeLib);
    } else if (rb_obj_is_kind_of(oleobj, cWIN32OLE_TYPELIB)) {
        pTypeLib = itypelib(oleobj);
        OLE_ADDREF(pTypeLib);
        if (pTypeLib) {
            hr = S_OK;
        } else {
            hr = E_FAIL;
        }
    } else {
        rb_raise(rb_eArgError, "2nd argument should be WIN32OLE object or WIN32OLE_TYPELIB object");
    }

    if (FAILED(hr)) {
        ole_raise(hr, eWIN32OLERuntimeError, "fail to query ITypeLib interface");
    }

    hr = recordinfo_from_itypelib(pTypeLib, typename, &pri);
    OLE_RELEASE(pTypeLib);
    if (FAILED(hr)) {
        ole_raise(hr, eWIN32OLERuntimeError, "fail to query IRecordInfo interface for `%s'", StringValuePtr(typename));
    }

    olerecord_set_ivar(self, pri, NULL);

    return self;
}
Instance Public methods
WIN32OLE_RECORD#inspect → String

Returns the OLE struct name and member name and the value of member

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
    Public title As String
    Public cost As Integer
End Class

then

srver = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
obj = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('Book', server)
obj.inspect # => <WIN32OLE_RECORD(ComClass) {"title" => nil, "cost" => nil}>
static VALUE
folerecord_inspect(VALUE self)
{
    VALUE tname;
    VALUE field;
    tname = folerecord_typename(self);
    if (tname == Qnil) {
        tname = rb_inspect(tname);
    }
    field = rb_inspect(folerecord_to_h(self));
    return rb_sprintf("#<WIN32OLE_RECORD(%"PRIsVALUE") %"PRIsVALUE">",
                      tname,
                      field);
}
WIN32OLE_RECORD#method_missing(name)

Returns value specified by the member name of VT_RECORD OLE variable. Or sets value specified by the member name of VT_RECORD OLE variable. If the member name is not correct, KeyError exception is raised.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure Book
        <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
        Public title As String
        Public cost As Integer
    End Structure
End Class

Then getting/setting value from Ruby is as the following:

obj = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
book = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('Book', obj)
book.title # => nil ( book.method_missing(:title) is invoked. )
book.title = "Ruby" # ( book.method_missing(:title=, "Ruby") is invoked. )
static VALUE
folerecord_method_missing(int argc, VALUE *argv, VALUE self)
{
    VALUE name;
    rb_check_arity(argc, 1, 2);
    name = rb_sym2str(argv[0]);

#if SIZEOF_SIZE_T > SIZEOF_LONG
    {
        size_t n = strlen(StringValueCStr(name));
        if (n >= LONG_MAX) {
            rb_raise(rb_eRuntimeError, "too long member name");
        }
    }
#endif

    if (argc == 1) {
        return olerecord_ivar_get(self, name);
    } else if (argc == 2) {
        return olerecord_ivar_set(self, name, argv[1]);
    }
    return Qnil;
}
WIN32OLE_RECORD#ole_instance_variable_get(name)

Returns value specified by the member name of VT_RECORD OLE object. If the member name is not correct, KeyError exception is raised. If you can't access member variable of VT_RECORD OLE object directly, use this method.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure ComObject
        Public object_id As Ineger
    End Structure
End Class

and Ruby Object class has title attribute:

then accessing object_id of ComObject from Ruby is as the following:

srver = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
obj = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('ComObject', server)
# obj.object_id returns Ruby Object#object_id
obj.ole_instance_variable_get(:object_id) # => nil
static VALUE
folerecord_ole_instance_variable_get(VALUE self, VALUE name)
{
    VALUE sname;
    if(!RB_TYPE_P(name, T_STRING) && !RB_TYPE_P(name, T_SYMBOL)) {
        rb_raise(rb_eTypeError, "wrong argument type (expected String or Symbol)");
    }
    sname = name;
    if (RB_TYPE_P(name, T_SYMBOL)) {
        sname = rb_sym2str(name);
    }
    return olerecord_ivar_get(self, sname);
}
WIN32OLE_RECORD#ole_instance_variable_set(name, val)

Sets value specified by the member name of VT_RECORD OLE object. If the member name is not correct, KeyError exception is raised. If you can't set value of member of VT_RECORD OLE object directly, use this method.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
    Public title As String
    Public cost As Integer
End Class

then setting value of the `title' member is as following:

srver = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
obj = WIN32OLE_RECORD.new('Book', server)
obj.ole_instance_variable_set(:title, "The Ruby Book")
static VALUE
folerecord_ole_instance_variable_set(VALUE self, VALUE name, VALUE val)
{
    VALUE sname;
    if(!RB_TYPE_P(name, T_STRING) && !RB_TYPE_P(name, T_SYMBOL)) {
        rb_raise(rb_eTypeError, "wrong argument type (expected String or Symbol)");
    }
    sname = name;
    if (RB_TYPE_P(name, T_SYMBOL)) {
        sname = rb_sym2str(name);
    }
    return olerecord_ivar_set(self, sname, val);
}
WIN32OLE_RECORD#to_h #=> Ruby Hash object.

Returns Ruby Hash object which represents VT_RECORD variable. The keys of Hash object are member names of VT_RECORD OLE variable and the values of Hash object are values of VT_RECORD OLE variable.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure Book
        <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
        Public title As String
        Public cost As Integer
    End Structure
    Public Function getBook() As Book
        Dim book As New Book
        book.title = "The Ruby Book"
        book.cost = 20
        Return book
    End Function
End Class

then, the result of #to_h is the following:

require 'win32ole'
obj = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
book = obj.getBook
book.to_h # => {"title"=>"The Ruby Book", "cost"=>20}
static VALUE
folerecord_to_h(VALUE self)
{
    return rb_ivar_get(self, rb_intern("fields"));
}
WIN32OLE_RECORD#typename #=> String object

Returns the type name of VT_RECORD OLE variable.

If COM server in VB.NET ComServer project is the following:

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class ComClass
    Public Structure Book
        <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.BStr)> _
        Public title As String
        Public cost As Integer
    End Structure
    Public Function getBook() As Book
        Dim book As New Book
        book.title = "The Ruby Book"
        book.cost = 20
        Return book
    End Function
End Class

then, the result of #typename is the following:

require 'win32ole'
obj = WIN32OLE.new('ComServer.ComClass')
book = obj.getBook
book.typename # => "Book"
static VALUE
folerecord_typename(VALUE self)
{
    return rb_ivar_get(self, rb_intern("typename"));
}