What Is COM?

Using COM, developers can create individual components that handle a different requirement. For example, a developer can create one component to handle a business rule and another to handle database access. If an individual component must be updated, the rest of the program remains untouched.

COM, or the Component Object Model, is a software architecture. It enables the creation of applications that are built from components created by different software vendors. COM can also be described as a set of specifications that defines how components must communicate with each other. It is a set of binary standards that allows different pieces of software to interact with each other, regardless of the hardware, programming language, or ...

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