In this chapter, we presented a quick introduction to using Python and COM. We covered:
Some key fundamental COM concepts to provide a context for the Python discussions.
Using COM objects from Python and a quick example using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word.
Implementation of COM objects in Python so they can be used by other COM-aware environments or languages. We demonstrated a COM object using Visual Basic for Applications.
The concept of the COM GUID to help you understand how those strange looking strings are used.
We use the concepts introduced here throughout the book. In Chapter 12 these concepts are described in far greater detail.