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.NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide by Adam Nathan

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Chapter 22. Using APIs Instead of SDK Tools

In This Chapter

Generating an Assembly from a Type Library

Generating a Type Library from an Assembly

Registering and Unregistering Assemblies

Installing and Uninstalling Serviced Components

Example: Using the APIs in an Interactive Application

The .NET Framework SDK provides tools for the common tasks essential for COM and COM+ Interoperability. These tools are:

• Type Library Importer (TLBIMP.EXE)

• Type Library Exporter (TLBEXP.EXE)

• Assembly Registration Tool (REGASM.EXE)

• .NET Services Installation Tool (REGSVCS.EXE)

All of these tools are based on .NET Framework APIs that are available for anyone to use. This chapter describes the use of these APIs as an alternative to using the ...

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