This method is for advanced usage only. It is used when the SFStorage
object has been created directly by calling
example. In this case the SFStorage will not be attached automatically
to any real storage resource and the application can attach it by
using this method. After attaching the object it can be used as in all
the other cases.
storageObject - Any COM object which supports the standard
COM IStorage interface.
This allows the application to use the benefits of SFStorage
object over any COM object that supports the standard storage
features. The method is intended for use mostly with external
objects but can be used of course with the low level objects in this
library - SFDirStorage. However there
is more convenient way to open normal directories using the SFMain
object and the above technique is not needed for them.
What about the external storage objects? In difference to the
IStream interface the IStorage interface is not popular enough among
the component and application developers. Perhaps there are only a
few implementations of it (except the standard implementations
supplied by MS). However new applications may benefit of
implementing standard OLE features because they will allow other
apps. to access their resources (for example scripts that use this
object). If you are developing such an application we will be glad
to know about it and list it here.
Applies to: SFStorage object