by Paul Gustavson
IN THIS CHAPTER
The Component Object Model (COM) is an object-oriented framework for integrating binary software components. The COM supports reuse and the interoperability of objects regardless of the language in which the software was developed. COM-based technologies include COM servers and clients, ActiveX controls, object linking and embedding (OLE), and Automation. The primary platform for COM is Windows, but it also can be supported with other platforms such as Unix—although not as easily.
In this chapter, we’ll examine the capabilities provided by COM and ...