Microsoft .NET is here, but COM and COM+ will be a valuable part of every Microsoft Windows programmers toolbox for years . This in-depth programming guide explains how and where COM and COM+ fit into the new .NET world, demonstrates the new technologies that are available in .NET, and shows how to interoperate between COM/COM+ and .NET. It explains how to use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to write traditional COM objects, how to use COM objects in .NET code, and how to use .NET objects as COM objects. It also discusses COM+ topics such as disconnected applications and subscriptions. The authors show you both theoretical and practical approachesexplaining how the mechanisms work and also providing practical advice with sample code to show how to handle interoperability.
Topics covered include:
- The .NET view of COM and COM+
- COM, COM+, and .NET
- Using COM components in .NET code
- Using .NET components in COM applications
- Overview of COM+ coding for .NET
- Writing COM code
- Attributed programming
- Active Template Library (ATL) and ATL Server
- Writing COM+ code
- A simple COM+ example
- Working with disconnected applications
- Creating subscriptions
- Web application scenarios
- Interacting with unmanaged code
- Advanced interaction
- Working with predefined interfaces
About the Authors
Consultant, trainer, and writer Julian Templeman has bee programming for nearly 30 years in more than 20 programming languages on systems ranging from microcontrollers to Cray supercomputers. He often consults for Content Master, Ltd, a technical authoring company in the United Kingdom, and he also runs his own training and consulting company in London.
John Paul Mueller has produced more than 50 books and more than 200 articles on topics ranging from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. His technical editing skills have helped dozens of authors refine their manuscripts, and he has provided technical editing services to magazines such as Certified Professional Magazine .