Calling COM Objects from .NET

Having taken a look at some of the features and functionalities available in the .NET platform, you can see that the .NET platform is a major change from the Microsoft COM/COM+/ASP-based DNA technologies. Whereas on one hand it becomes imperative for technology architects and developers to understand and utilize the capabilities present in this new and enriched platform, it is probably equally important to understand how .NET interoperates with existing technology. Over the years, COM has been the de-facto standard for application development on the Microsoft Windows platform. And in these years, developers have churned thousands and, in some organizations, even millions of lines of source code deployed as either ...

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