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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmer's Cookbook by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 19. Useful COM Interop

As expansive as the Microsoft .NET Framework is, it would be unrealistic to expect it to duplicate all the features available in COM components today. In the previous chapters of this book, you’ve already seen how you can extend the functionality of .NET by leveraging features from the Win32 API, WMI, and COM components like the Windows Script Host. This chapter considers a few more useful features from the world of unmanaged code, including ADO classic (recipe Use ADO Classic), components for Web pages with Microsoft Internet Explorer (recipes Display a Web Page with Internet Explorer and Drive Internet Explorer), components for automating Microsoft Word and Excel (recipes Drive Microsoft Word and Drive Microsoft ...

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