14.10. Integration with Microsoft technologies

This section provides information and a brief overview of Microsoft integration using the Component Object Modem (COM), and gives both simple and advanced code examples on how to access the Domino objects using COM.

Developers have had access to the Domino Object Model (DOM) through OLE Automation since Notes R4.0. There are two main reasons why COM support is needed, as well:

  • OLE Automation requires Notes to be running.

    You cannot use Domino services through OLE Automation without having the Notes client launched in the foreground.

  • OLE Automation only allows late binding.

    By using COM, you can choose between early and late binding. Early binding gives better performance and stability during application ...

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