ERROR : (Python) dict can not be converted to a COM VARIANT

 #ERROR : ...
#exceptions.TypeError: Objects of type 'dict' can not be converted to a COM VARIANT


#ERROR : Traceback (most recent call last):
#  File "<Script Block >", line 2, in ?
#    <line triggering error>
#  File "C:\Python23\lib\site-packages\win32comext\axscript\client\", line 150, in __getattr__
#    return getattr(self._scriptItem_.dispatchContainer,attr)
#  File "C:\Python23\lib\site-packages\win32com\client\", line 150 in __getattr__
#    raise AttributeError, "%s.%s" % (self._username_, attr)
#AttributeError: line 150

Possible Cause

You may see an error like one of these accompanying a Traceback for a script block that tries to use a native Python dictionary for return value from a custom command.

Suggested Solution

You cannot use the native Python dictionary type as the return value for a custom command, but you can use an ActiveX Scripting Dictionary instead (see Using Python Dictionaries as Return Values).