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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Summary

This has been a quick tour of how to develop a COM component using the .NET Framework. This chapter covered how and why to develop a COM component by using the .NET Framework. It explored some of the options available to you, the developer, in building a COM component using the .NET Framework. It provided examples to illustrate that a COM component developed with the .NET Framework can be used virtually anywhere a “normal” COM component can be used. In conclusion, the following guidelines might be useful in developing COM components with .NET:

  • Design for interoperability—Particularly if you expect to use this component as a COM component, expose only those properties and methods that can easily be implemented via the marshaling layer ...

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