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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Hour 22. Controlling Other Applications Using Automation

In Hour 16, “Designing Objects Using Classes,” you learned how to use classes to create objects. In that hour, I mentioned that objects could be exposed to outside applications. Excel, for example, exposes most of its functionality as a set of objects. The process of using objects from another application is called automation. The externally accessible objects of an application comprise its object model. Using automation to manipulate a program’s object ...

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