Programming with COM

by Ajay Yadav
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute

This article commences by taking a brief backward glimpse at COM then compares it with the way that components interact in .NET, and finally it takes a look at the tool provided by Microsoft to let these two technologies coordinate together. Essentially, COM is the antecedent technology to .NET. COM defines a component prototypical where components can be written in dissimilar programming languages. In addition to, they can be cast-off inside a process, across a process or across the network (DCOM). But the COM technology became more and more complicated in terms of implementation and turn out not to be extensible enough. However, the .NET justifies the similar goals as COM had, but introduces new conceptions to make job easier.

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