Chapter 5. Responding to COM Events
In This Chapter
• Callbacks in .NET
• Callbacks in COM
• Handling COM Events in Managed Code
• Handling ActiveX Control Events in Managed Code
In both COM and .NET, events play a central role in bi-directional communication. Bi-directional communication refers to the paradigm in which clients call into components, which in turn call back into clients. In graphical user interfaces, for example, bi-directional communication is natural because clients of user interface objects such as buttons, check boxes, and tabs wish to be notified when the human user changes their states. Besides graphical applications, callback functionality is commonly used for asynchronous processing when a method has a lot of work ...