O'Reilly logo

Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 19. Talking to COM Objects

The Component Object Model, COM for short, is a widely used platform that allows different pieces of software to interoperate without needing to know what language or programming environment has been used for implementing any of them. It has been the de facto standard for application interoperability for quite some time. The technology was invented in 1993 and started gaining popularity in 1997. Today, it is practically everywhere. COM is so popular because it makes exposing automation interfaces or extensibility points very easy. Some programs, such as Microsoft Office, use it to expose object models that can be exploited by script authors. Other programs, such as Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required