Component Object Model

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Component Object Model

(programming)
(COM) An open software architecture from DEC and Microsoft, allowing interoperation between ObjectBroker and OLE. Microsoft evolved COM into DCOM.

On page XV of Box's book in the foreword by Charlie Kindel he says, "It is Mark Ryland's fault that some people call COM the 'Common Object Model.' He deeply regrets it and apologizes profusely."

["Essential COM", Don Box].

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NET Framework, DirectX, ActiveX, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technologies, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer browser extensions, Windows Installer, Microsoft Internet Information Services, Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and the Microsoft Foundation Class library.
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For components that run on Windows machines, the standard is COM, or the Microsoft Component Object Model
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Based on the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) and integrated with the Microsoft OLE DB common data access framework, ADSI puts directory-enabled application development within the reach of millions of developers who are already familiar with development tools such as the Visual Basic(R) development system and database programming languages such as SQL.
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OpenViz is a suite of components -- supporting both Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) and JavaBean models -- that enable developers to extend commercial and custom-developed business intelligence solutions to encompass business-class data visualization.

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