Chapter 4. Threading and Apartment Models

The treacherous topic of COM threading models has been approached many times before, but I feel compelled to revisit this challenge because I have never read an explanation of COM threading models that satisfied me. You can have a very pleasant trip through this book, bypassing this section altogether. I think, however, that a basic understanding of threading, specifically, the COM+ apartment threading models, will help you understand how COM+ performs a lot of its magic.

Threads and Processes

Threads and processes are so simple, yet so misunderstood. To learn about them, let's first concentrate on a concept everyone understands—the process. The process is what your EXE lives in. Any memory your EXE uses, ...

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